Popular sovereignty, or sovereignty of the peoples' rule, is the principle that the authority of a state and its government are created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives, who are the source of all political power
Limited Power of Government
The federal principle or system of government.
Separation of Powers
Each branch has the power to check or limit the power of the other two.
Limited government is defined as a governing or controlling body whose power exists only within pre-defined limits that are established by a constitution or other source of authority.
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.