6 Basic Principles of Government

6 Basic Principles of Government
The division of power among central
government and several regional
The US has a state government
and a national/federal
The state is in charge of the people within their
state usually split up so one person doesn't
control the whole state.
The federal government controls
everyone who live in the nation.
Judicial Review
Has the power to decide what government
does in accord with what the Constitution
No government official is above the
law of the citizens.
Judicial Review allows for the Judicial Branch to
decide on punishments that government officials
Checks and Balances
Each branch has certain powers with which it can
check the operations and balance the powers of the
other two branches.
It's to keep one branch form
getting too much power.
If one branch is higher up then the other two they
either bring that branch down or build themselves up
to be equal with the one branch.
Separation of Powers
The Constitution distributes the powers of the national
Government among the three branches of
Judicial, Executive, and Legislative
Judicial: decides on the
punishments for those who break
the law.
Legislative: is in charge of making laws.
Executive: is in charge of enforcing the laws.
This allows each to focus on one job to do.
One group does not have all power.
Each group works with their specific job but
helps with the others to create union in the
Limited Government
Government is not allpowerful, it may only do
those things that the people have given it
power to do.
Government must be conducted
according to constitutional
This is all decided on by a
majority of the population.