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Government and Citizenship Self-Study Questions Seven Principles of the Constitution- 1. Popular Sovereignty- A form of government where the people rule. Republicanism- Power is used by the people by being able to vote for their political representatives. Federalism- A structure of government where the states and national government share powers. Separation of Powers- The division of basic government roles into branches. Checks and Balances- Every branch of government can exercise checks, or controls, over actions of the other branches. Limited Government- Under the American form of government everyone from the citizens to the most powerful leaders, are required to obey the laws. Individual Rights- Bill of Rights ensures them as well as personal liberties and privileges. 2.How does the Constitution reflect the principle of powers? 3.Why did the Framers include a system of checks and balances in the Constitution? 4.What might happen to the US Republic if most Americans did not exercise their right to vote? 5. Refer to the chart on page 248 when answering the next two questions- 5.Which goal of the Preamble do you think is the most important? Why?
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