What are the basic principles of federalism?
The basic principles of federalism can be found in the U.S. Constitution. These principles include popular sovereignty, separation of powers, limited government, a checks and balances system, and judicial review.
The six basic principles of the Constitution were incorporated by the framers to assure the government would not be able to grow too large and tyrannical. The principles that used were popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, a system of checks and balances, federalism, and judicial review.
Straight from the answers on my AP Gov Review Sheet. These are the five principles. # popular sovereignty- the people rule. # Federalism- sharing power # Checks and Balances- way to make sure no one has too much power. # Separation of Powers- three branches each w/ a job. # Judicial Review- the ability for the judicial to declare a law unconstitutional.