I need help with the assignment below.
For each below, give the definition, an example, characteristics and an illustration of each.
*Checks & Balances
*Seperation of Powers
*Consent of the Governed
*Rule of Law
Thank you for your help.
Checks and balances:
The doctrine that political power should be dispersed among different branches of the government, and that these branches should be held accountable to others. This system is different from one in which power is held by one individual or group. It requires that each branch of the government shares decision-making and also has the ability to check the other. For example, the legislative branch, Congress, writes the laws. The executive branch, the president, signs the laws and is charged with enforcing them. The judicial branch includes all of the U.S. federal court system
Separation of Powers:
Division of governmental power among several institutions that must cooperate in decision making and are held accountable to each other: the legislative, executive, and judicial powers.
The federal government is divided into three sections: legislative (House of Representatives by population and Senate by statehood status), executive (voted by electoral college), and judicial (appointed by exective and not privy to arbitrary impeachment/removal).
The right of every citizen to be held to laws that are not arbitrary, unfair, or unreasonable. It follows that citizens must be protected against arbitrary ...