a government in which the people rule
a government in which people exercise their power by voting for political representatives
a system of government in which power is divided between a central government and smaller political units, such as states
Separation of Powers
a principle that divides basic government roles into branches
Checks and Balances
a principle that says that each branch of government can exercise controls over the other branches
a principle that says that in American government, everyone, citizens or powerful leaders, must obey the law
a principle that guarantees personal liberties and privileges
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