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Foundations of Government

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2 The distribution of power and authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of gevernment
4 A system in which the power of the government is limited; not absolute
6 A form of government where citizens elect officials who will carry out government for them
7 Those rights which are guaranteed or ensured to an individual, as opposed to a group
10 Group of delegates who drafted the United States Constitution at Philadelphia Convention in 1787
11 The right of every citizen to be protected against arbitrary action by the government; fair legal treatment to be guaranteed to the accused
12 More than half of the people, the majority, make the decisions but the rights of the minority are still protected
13 The idea that no individual or group may receive special privileges from nor be unjustly discriminated against by the law; guaranteed by the 14th amendment
14 The power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of legislative and executive branch actions. The precedent for judicial review was established in the 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison
15 The fundamental, underlying document which establishes the government of the United States and was adopted in 1787
1 List of colonists' grievances against the King of England written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776
3 A political system that divides powers between the national and state governments
5 A statement in a constitution that sets forth the goals and purposes of government
8 First ten amendments to the Constitution which restrict the federal government's power to take away certain basic rights of the poeple
9 The principle that every member of a society, even a ruler, must follow the law
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