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6 principles constitution

6 principles constitution - ThePreambletothe government...

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The Preamble to the  Constitution begins with  this bold phrase: "We the  people..." These words  announce that in the United  States, the people establish  government and give it its  power. The people are  sovereign. Since the  government receives its  power from the people, it  can govern only with their  consent.  Because the people are the  source of government power,  the government has only as  much authority as the people  give it. Much of the  Constitution, in fact,  consists of specific  limitations on government  power. Limited government  means that neither the  government itself nor any  government official is  "above the law" and can  overstep these  constitutional bounds.  Government power is not only  limited; it is also divided.  The Constitution assigns  specific powers to each of  the three branches: the  legislative (Congress), the 
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