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7 Principles of Government
Terms in this set (7)
Power is held by the people and exercised through the efforts of representatives elected by those people.
Rights of the people protected in the Bill of Rights including economic rights related to property, political rights related to freedom of speech and press, and personal rights like bearing arms and maintaining private residences.
All political power rests with the people who can create, alter, and abolish government.
Checks and Balances
Each branch of the government shares its power and checks the other two, prevents any branch of government from becoming to powerful.
Separation of Powers
Form of government organized in three branches - a legislative branch (Congress), an executive branch (the President), and a judicial branch (Supreme Court).
Distribution of the powers of government between a central (federal) government and the regional (states) governments.
Limits are placed on the powers of government, everyone including all authority figures must obey the laws.
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