Government in which the people rule?
People excercise their power by voting for their political representatives
System of government in which power is divided between government and smaller poilitical units
certain powers given to the national government
what are the delegated powers?
declare war, issue money, regulate trade with other countries
powers kept by the states
what are the reserved powers?
regualte trade with borders, establish local governments, conduct local elections/determine qualifications of voters in state elections, establish public schools, and provide for safety, health, and welfare of citizens
powers shared by national and state governments
what are the concurrent powers?
taxing, try criminals in court, and build roads
powers are split among the the branches of governent. what is this called?
seperation of powers
what are the 3 branches of government?
legislative, executive, and judicial
each branch of government can excericise controls over other branches.
checks and balances
everyone must obey the law
personal liberties and priveleges that shield people from an overly powerful government