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popular sovereignty
government in which the people rule/ a system in which the residence vote to decide an issue.
republicanism
is based on this belief: The people exercise their power by voting for their political representatives.
federalism
a system of government in which power is divided between a central government and smaller political units, such as states.
separation of powers
means basic government roles are divided into branches.
checks and balances
a system to make sure that the branches work together fairly.
limited government
everyone, citizens and powerful leaders alike, must obey the law.
individual rights
Says the government can't control what people say or write. They have the right to meet peacefully and to ask the government to correct a problem.
electors
voters
enumeration
an official count, such as a census.
impeachment
the process of accusing a public official of wrongdoing.