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ACP 7 Principles

7 Principles of Government

Citizens elect senators to serve in Washington, D.C. Republicanism
The national government conducts foreign policy Federalism
The constitution outlines our plan of government and restricts its power Limited Government
"WE the people....do ordain and establish this Constitution." Popular Sovereignty
Congress may impeach judges and the president Checks and Balances
The Judicial Branch interprets the law Separation of Power
The president can pardon persons convicted of a crime Separation of Power
State government have the power to pass marriage laws within their states Federalism
The court has the power to judicial review (to declare laws unconstitutional) Checks and Balances
The Executive branch as the responsibility to carry out the law Separation of Power
Government is by the consent of the governed Popular Sovereignty
Citizens have the right to bear arms Individual Rights
Only the federal government can coin money Federalism
Freedom of Religion Individual Rights
Government officials are never above the law Limited Government
Congress can override a presidential veto by 2/3 vote in each house Checks and Balances
Congressmen should keep in mind the interests of the constituents (voters) Republicanism
Both the Federal and State government can impose taxes Federalism
All the power flows from the people Popular Sovereignty
The Legislative Branch makes the laws Separation of Power
Created by: ashwilliams