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Checks and Balances

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Blake Daniel

on 18 May 2016

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Transcript of Checks and Balances

What are Checks and Balances?
set of rules the government has to follow in order to prevent one branch from gaining too much power
Separation of Power
Checks and Balances of the Judicial Bramch
Checks over Executive:
Judges, once appointed for life, are free from controls from the executive branch
Courts can judge executive actions to be unconstitutional through the power of judicial review
Checks and Balances of the Legislative Branch
Checks over Executive:
May override presidential vetoes with a two-thirds vote
Has the power over the purse strings to actually fund any executive actions
May remove the president through impeachment
Senate approves treaties
Senate approves presidential appointments
Checks and Balances
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Each branch has its own set of job duties and authoritative capacities
Government is divided into 3 sections:
Legislative Branch: creates laws
Executive Branch: enforces laws
Judicial Branch: interprets laws
Checks and Balances of the Executive Branch
Checks over Legislative:
Veto power
Ability to call special sessions of Congress
Can recommend legislation
Can appeal to the people concerning legislation and more
Checks over Judicial:
Creates lower courts
May remove judges through impeachment
Senate approves appointments of judges
Checks over Judicial:
President appoints Supreme Court and other federal judges
Checks over Legislative:
Courts can judge legislative acts to be unconstitutional.Courts can judge legislative acts to be unconstitutional.
Sources
http://study.com/academy/lesson/system-of-checks-balances-purpose-importance-examples.html
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/checks_and_balances.php
Three Branchs Rap Song
Checks: restraints or control over other branches

Powers: specific powers one branch has that another does nto
Intersting Facts about Checks and Balances
Only two presidents have been impeached; Andrew Johnsonand Bill Clinton. However, neither were removed from office.
Generals and Admirals of the U.S. military are appointed by the president and approved by the Senate.
As of 2014, U.S. presidents have vetoed a total of 2564 bills. Only 110 of those were later overridden by Congress and turned into law.
If a president is impeached, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the trial that is held in the Senate.
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