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Edison Moy Checks and Balances

This is a presentation to show the system of checks and balances of the United States Constitution.

Edison Moy

on 7 June 2013

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Transcript of Edison Moy Checks and Balances

System of Checks and Balances Checks and balances
are systems within
each branch
created to
monitor other
branches of
government. Legislative Branch Judicial Branch Executive Branch ratifies treaties from the President
can impeach (House of Representatives) and can try (Senate) of Executive branch members
can override presidental veto
can declare war
may approve Executive appointments
can appropriate or withhold funds
can override presidental veto Legislative Branch checks on the Executive Branch Executive Branch checks on the Judicial Branch appoints federal judges
can grant pardons to federal offenders sentenced by courts Judicial Branch checks on Legislative Branch can declare acts of Congress unconstitutional Legislative Branch checks on Judicial Branch creates lower federal courts
can impeach (House of Reoresentatives) and can try (Senate) judges
can propose amendments to the Constitution
may approve appointments of the federal judges Judicial Branch checks on Executive Branch can declare executive actions unconstitutional Executive Branch checks on Legislative branch can propose laws to Congress
can veto laws passed by by Congress
can call special sessions of Congress
makes appointments to federal posts
negotiates foreign treaties by,
Edison Moy Capital Building-Congress
(House of Representatives, Senate) White House- President Supreme Court- Supreme Court Montesquieu
was the first philosopher to document the ideas of a system of checks and balances.
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