Formation of Government
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The government gets its power from the people. The people have the right to establish a government that is abusing its power.
The government has powers that are limited to what is written in the Constitution and the people are required to obey the government.
Separation of Powers
The government divides its power between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches ensuring one doesn't become too strong.
Checks and Balances
Each branch of the government has the ability to "check" or limit the power between the branches to ensure all power between the branches is "balanced".
The constitution will divide its power between the Federal and State government. Some powers are shared between the Federal and State governments.
Citizens have the power to select representatives to speak for them within the government.
The constitution protects the natural rights of all citizens.
A law granting congress the power to pass any law necessary in order to meet their responsibilities.
president and cabinet
articles of confederation
first system of government; first United States government
Why did the United States fear of creating a government?
They were scared to create a government with too much power; it would be like having a King again.
What will happen if they have a strong central government?
Too much power; like having a King again
What will happen if they have a strong state government?