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7 Principles of Government
a government in which the people rule, a broad range of people shared in the power to govern themselves
the people exercise their power by voting
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
everyone, citizens and powerful leaders alike must obey the law
personal liberties or privilges