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Seven Major Principles of the Constitution

popular sovereignty authority of the people
republicanism elect representation; a system of limited government in which the people are the source of the government power
limited government the government only has powers granted by the people; "the rule of law" - no person or group is above the law
federalism shared power between states and federal government
separation of power 3 branches 1) legislative - makes the laws 2) executive - carries out the laws 3) judicial - interprets and applies the laws
checks and balances each branch limit the power of the other branches
individual rights Bill of Rights 1791
Created by: mshellabarger