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Checks

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Rachael Streitman

on 25 April 2017

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Transcript of Checks

Powers,
&
Balances
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH MAKES LAWS
Our leg. branch is Congress. Congress is made of the Senate & House of Representatives

A FEW POWERS
Make laws
Set weights/measures
Make post offices
Appoint judges/officials
Approve treaties
Impeach presidents & judges
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
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
Make treaties
Prez is Commander in Chief of military
Pardon/reprieve criminals
Make executive orders
Judicial branch
JUDICIAL BRANCH INTERPRETS LAWS
Judicial branch includes Supreme Court, 9 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.
Checks
Approve Executive appointments to Cabinet & courts, can override veto, and impeach the Prez!
LEGISLATIVE CHECKS EXECUTIVE
EXECUTIVE CHECKS LEGISLATIVE
Prez. can veto laws!
JUDICIAL CHECKS ON EXECUTIVE
Judicial branch can say laws or Prez's actions are unconstitutional
EXECUTIVE CHECKS ON JUDICIAL
Prez appoints federal judges!
JUDICIAL CHECKS ON LEGISLATIVE
Judicial can say laws are unconstitutional
Legislative approves
judicial appointments & can impeach judges
LEGISLATIVE CHECKS JUDICIAL
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