|Consent of the Governed
||People are the only source of government power.
||Government may only do those things that people have given it the power to do.
|Separation of Powers
||Powers in government is divided among three branches of government.
|Checks and Balances
||Each branch of government has different powers so that each branch can check the authority of the others.
||The Constitution of the United States is supreme. The courts have the power to say whether a law is constitutional or unconstitutional.
||Powers are divided between the national government and state government.