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checks and balances
a principle of the federal government, according to the U.S. Constitution, that allows each branch of government to limit the power of the other branches
constitutional government
a form of government based on a written set of laws that all citizens agree to; in this form of government, the constitution is the highest law of the land
limited government
a government that has been limited in power by a constitution, or written agreement
separation of powers
the structure of the federal government, according to the U.S. Constitution, that sets up three branches with their own distinct powers and responsibilities
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