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Government Vocabulary Unit 1 divine right – the monarchy’s belief that their power was given to them by the authority of god limited government – to ensure freedoms of the citizens, policy restricts the power of governmental officials constitution – document stating the major principles and structures of our government federalism – a national centralized government and a collection of smaller state governments share power between them popular sovereignty – power given to the individuals checks and balances – a system in which limits are placed on functions of government so no one part becomes too powerful separation of powers – the division of power between the branches of government. Done to guarantee that power does not rest with just one branch republicanism – government in which representatives are chosen as leader UNIT 2 rule of law –concept that individuals, including political leaders, must adhere to laws amendment – to modify or add, specifically referring to an addition to the U.S.
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