Constitutional principles

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Constitutional principles

  1. 1. CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
  2. 2. Limited Government • All authority figures must obey the law and no one has total power.
  3. 3. Republicanism • People hold the power through the election of representatives. People Elect Representatives
  4. 4. Checks and Balances • Prevents one branch of the government from becoming too powerful. EXAMPLES:
  5. 5. Federalism • The sharing of power between a central (national) government and states.
  6. 6. Separation of Powers • Each branch of the government is assigned specific powers.
  7. 7. Popular Sovereignty • Political power rests with the people. • Exercised through voting. Power ofPower of the Peoplethe People
  8. 8. Individual Rights • Definition – Personal liberties and privileges that people are born with and can not be taken away. • The Bill of Rights, the first Ten Amendments, was created to list out all of these rights so people know when the governments tries to take them away.

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