The statement means that the power of the government can only be as strong as the people and citizens allow it to become. The colonists believed in a democratic government, which means that the citizens hold much political power, and make many political decisions regarding the government (voting, for example). They did not want the United States to fall under a monarch or dictator.
The second part of the question asks if you believe that the people still hold main power and can regulate the government's power, or if you do not believe this. This question is based on your personal opinion, so you can answer it as you truly believe!
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1) the taiping rebellion was prompted from 1850-1864 and waged against the ruling of machu qing dynasty. the rebellion was caused by hong xiuquan and class differences, later leading to a radical change in social and economic structure.
3) karl marx, a believer of the principle of socialism, believed that the working class would have to free themselves from the exploitation of industrialists by establishing a radical socialist classless society where all industries and property are owned by the state.
5) as indians revolt gained power, people found additional reasons to protest against the british rule. princely families joined the uprising due to changes to the inheritance law which made adopted children ineligible to assume the throne. this was an attempt by the british to control royal succession in the princely states that were nominally independent from the british.