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Transcript of Checks
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH MAKES LAWS
Our leg. branch is Congress. Congress is made of the Senate & House of Representatives
A FEW POWERS
Impeach presidents & judges
EXECUTIVE BRANCH ENFORCES LAWS
Executive branch = President, his cabinet and federal departments/agencies
A FEW POWERS
Appoint judges & other officers
Sign bills into laws, veto laws
Prez is Commander in Chief of military
Make executive orders
JUDICIAL BRANCH INTERPRETS LAWS
Judicial branch includes Supreme Court, appellate courts and MANY district courts
Jurisdiction: Power to hear a case. Federal courts hear cases...
Dealing w. federal issues
Involving multiple states
Judicial Review: Supreme court makes sure actions and laws from legislative and executive branches are Constitutional.
Approve Executive appointments to Cabinet & courts, can override veto w. 2/3 vote, & impeach the Prez!
LEGISLATIVE CHECKS EXECUTIVE
EXECUTIVE CHECKS LEGISLATIVE
Prez. can veto laws!
JUDICIAL CHECKS ON EXECUTIVE
Judicial branch can say executive orders or Prez's actions are unconstitutional
EXECUTIVE CHECKS ON JUDICIAL
Prez appoints federal judges!
JUDICIAL CHECKS ON LEGISLATIVE
Judicial can declare Congress's laws unconstitutional
judicial appointments & can impeach judges
LEGISLATIVE CHECKS JUDICIAL