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LIMITED GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT IS RESTRICTED IN WHAT IT CAN OR CANNOT DO; ALSO, IT CAN'T TAKE AWAY CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE
POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY
GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY EXIST WITH THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED; THE PEOPLE ARE THE SOURCE OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL POWER
SOVEREIGNTY
HAVING SUPREME POWER WITHIN ITS OWN TERRITORY DON'T HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE TO ANY AUTHORITY
SUPREMACY CLAUSE
THE CONSTITUTION IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND
DICTATORSHIP
LEADER HAS ABSOLUTE POWER AND AUTHORITY; AUTHORITARIAN; TOTALITARIAN
UNITARY GOVERNMENT
CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT WHERE POWER BELONGS TO A SINGLE , CENTRAL AGENCY
CONFEDERATION
JOINING OF SEVERAL GROUPS FOR A COMMON PURPOSE
FEDERALISM
GOVERNMENT WHERE A WRITTEN CONSTITUTION DIVIDES POWER BETWEEN A CENTRAL OR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND SEVERAL REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS
BIPARTISANSHIP
SUPPORTED BY 2 PARTIES
ONE PARTY SYSTEM
POLITICAL SYSTEM WHERE ONLY ONE PARTY EXISTS
TWO PARTY SYSTEM
POLITICAL SYSTEM WHERE 2 PARTIES EXIST
MULTI-PARTY SYSTEMS
POLITICAL SYSTEM WHERE MORE THAN 2 PARTIES EXIST
PLURALISTIC
SOCIETY THAT HAS SEVERAL DISTINCT CULTURES AND GROUPS
ENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTS
WRITTEN BY PARLIAMENT AND AGREED ON BY WILLIAM PENN IN 1689; DESIGNED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF POWER BY ENGLISH MONARCHS; FORMS BASIS FOR OUR GOVERNMENT TODAY
MAGNA CARTA
FORCED BY KING JOHN IN 1215; SAID THAT POWER OF THE MONARCHY WAS NOT ABSOLUTE AND GUARANTEED TRIAL BY JURY AND DUE PROCESS OF LAW TO THE NOBILITY
BILL OF RIGHTS
1ST TEN AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUION
NECESSARY AND PROPER CLAUSE (ELASTIC CLAUSE)
CLAUSE THAT GIVES CONGRESS THE ABILITY TO MAKE ALL LAWS "NECESSARY & PROPER" FOR EXECUTING IT'S POWERS