What is Limited Government? - Definition, Principle & Examples


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Limited government is rooted in:

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1. In a limited government, the powers of leaders in the government are:

2. Which document is usually created to guide a limited government:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To protect individual rights and avoid abuses of power, many countries have structured their laws and systems according to the principle of limited government. To understand how the power and authority of government is controlled and limited, take the quiz and read the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on limited government, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Method used to limit power in government
  • U.S. guarantee of individual rights and freedoms
  • Frameworks that define the limits of government
  • System that naturally restricts power
  • Characteristics of limited government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on limited government
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read an overview of limited government and understand how the principle is put into practice
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of limited government to explain its benefits

Additional Knowledge

The lesson, What is Limited Government? - Definition, Principles & Examples, will help you better understand this often confusing concept. The lesson covers the following goals:

  • Explain how the United States limits the power of government
  • Describe the role of individuals in a limited government
  • List some of the countries where government powers are defined and controlled
  • Understand the goal of the principle of limited government