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Civics Test 1

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Checks and Balances A principle of the federal government, that allows each branch of government to limit the power of other branches.
Consent of the governed An agreement made by the people to establish a government and abide by its laws.
Enlightenment a period in European history when many educated people stressed the importance of learning and reasoning; education was considered the key to understanding and solving society problems.
Individual Liberty a persons ability to be free and independent
Influence having an effect or impact on the actions, behaviors, opinions, etc., of another or others
Natural Law laws pass by a government to protect natural rights
Separation of Powers the structure of federal government, according to the U.S. Constitution, that sets up three branches with there own distinct powers and responsibilities
Social Contract an implied agreement among the people of an organized society that defines the rights, duties, and limitations of the governed and government.
Created by: kaylawagner