Popular sovereignty gave power to the people. The people are allowed to elect representatives.
The separation of powers was divided the government into the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the government.
Congress can pass a law but the President can veto it. Even if the President says it's okay, the Supreme Court might come in and say that particular law violates a principle of the Constitution.
Limited government means that the government only has the powers granted by the Constitution.
Federalism is a way of governing that shares power between the individual states and the nation as a whole.
The people exercise their power by electing representatives, a principle of republicanism.
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