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Popular Sovereignty
The fundamental principle that the power to govern belongs to the people
Separation of Powers
The division of government's executive, legislative, and judicial powers into three separate branches
Checks and Balances
A system in which political power is divided among the three branches of government, with each having some control over the others
Federalism
The division of governmental power, as expressed in the United States constitution, between the national government and the states
Amendment
A formal Statement of change to a law or constitution
Bill of Rights
the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Lame Duck
An elected official during the period between failure to win re-election and the inauguration of a successor