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7 Principles of Government

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Popular Sovereignty
a government in which the people rule, a broad range of people shared in the power to govern themselves
Republicanism
the people exercise their power by voting
Federalism
a system of government in which the power is divided between a central government and smaller political units such as states
Separation of Powers
the division of basic government roles into three branches
Checks and Balances
each branch of government can exercise checks, or controls over the other branches
Limited Government
everyone, citizens and powerful leaders alike must obey the law
Individual Rights
personal liberties or privilges