When abraham lincoln praised 'government of the people, by the people, for the people,' what constitutional principal was he referring to?

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When Abraham Lincoln praised 'government of the people, by the people and for the people.' He was praising and commending the constitutional mandate of popular sovereignty. The American Revolution marked a change in the idea of popular sovereignty from that of a rule by a king (George III) to that of the people of the Republic.
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none the closest is Popular sovereignty, you cannot balance yourself, separation of powers makes no sense when the people hold all the power, federalism is a system of government
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