Basic Principles of Our Constitution

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Basic Principles of Our Constitution

FerderalismDefinition: The federal principle of a governmentPurpose: It is to prevent the corruption within the government, and to also make sure that the government does not hold too much power

Limited GovernmentDefinition: A political system where legalized force is restricted through delegated powers.Purpose: This is to limit the power of the government so that they can protect the rights of the individuals

Separation of PowersDefinition: The principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive,legislative, and judicial powers of a government.Purpose: It was to prevent any one branch of government in becoming too dictatorial, or to make sure they don’t gain too much power which can result in an upset of balance.

Checks and BalancesDefinition: The principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive,legislative, and judicial powers of a government.Purpose: It was to prevent any one branch of government in becoming too dictatorial, or to make sure they don’t gain too much power which can result in an upset of balance.

Judical ReviewDefinition: review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.Purpose: This goes along with checks and balances, it is to ensure that once they review a new law that will be passed, that that branch of government mustn't get too much power over it.

Popular SovereigntyDefinition: Is a principle that the government is created and encouraged by the consent of its people, through elections Purpose: Is to give their citizens the free right to vote on what laws to pass, as well as deciding on the next leader

Basic Principles of Our Constitution

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