Six Basic Principles
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American Gov. Per 4
Popular Sovereignty: the people hold ultimate power in the government.
Limited Government: Everyone, including all authority figures, must obey laws.
Separation of Powers No one component of the government holds too much power Powers are distributed among 3 different branches.
Checks and Balances : Designed to prevent abuse of power in the government
Federalism: power is shared between the central/national government and the states.
Judicial Review: the power of the courts to declare a law constitutional and unconstitutional
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