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TX Government

a government in which the people rule, a broad range of people shared in the power to govern themselves Popular Sovereignty
the people exercise their power by voting Republicanism
a system of government in which the power is divided between a central government and smaller political units such as states Federalism
the division of basic government roles into three branches Separation of Powers
each branch of government can exercise checks, or controls over the other branches Checks and Balances
everyone, citizens and powerful leaders alike must obey the law Limited Government
personal liberties or privilges Individual Rights
Freedom of worship Freedom of speech and press Freedom of assembly Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures Equality under the law Fair trail and rights of the accused in criminal prosecutions Rights of crime victims Rights of a Texas Citizen
When the Judicial branch says that a law that the Legislative passed is unconstitutional is an example of Checks and Balances
Going to vote in November is an example of Republicanism
When a President breaks the law, they still have to go to court and suffer the consequences, this is an example of Limited Government
Freedom of Religion is an example of our Individual Rights
A tree with branches symbolizes what about our government Separation of Powers
When the Federal government doesn't have a certain power and it is given to the states, that is an example of Federalism
When people vote for their leaders this is an example of Popular Sovereignty
What do the TX and US constitutions have in common? -based on principles of government -both have bill of rights -both have three branches of government
Popular Sovereignty, Republicanism, Federalism, Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Limited Government, and Individual Right are all part of The Principles of Government
Created by: gaddisk