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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 3 Study Guide Popular sovereignty: basic principle of the American system of government which asserts that the people are the source of any and all governmental power, and government can exist only with the consent of the governed Limited Government: basic principle of American government which states that government is restricted in what it may do, and each individual has rights that government cannot take away Constitutionalism: basic principle that government and those who govern must obey the law; the rule of law Rule of Law: concept the government at its officers are always subject to the law Separation of Powers: basic principle of American system of government that the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are divided among three independent and coequal branches of government Checks and Balances: system of overlapping the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches to permit each branch to check the actions of the others Veto: chief executives power to reject a bill passed by a legislature; literally I forbid in...
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course GOVERNMENT 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.
- Spring '11