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
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again
Reload the page to try again!
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.