The doctrine that soueregin power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern as trustees is such power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern, as trsutees of such power, must exercise it in conformity with the general will.
SEPERATION OF POWERS
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
CHECKS AND BALANCES
The federal principle or system of government
Limits imposed all branches of a government by vesting in each branch the right to amend or avoid these acts of another that fall within its preview