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Kelly Dana Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances/Seperation of Power
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Kelly Dana

on 22 December 2010

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Transcript of Kelly Dana Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances/Separation of Power The Legislative Branch Judicial Branch Executive Branch Legislative Branch this is article one of the Constitution
it describes the organization of Congress Congress Equal Representation Based on Population this idea is from the Virginia Plan this idea is from the New Jersey Plan most important power is the power to make laws delegated Powers are given to Congess
Congress is made up of two houses article two of the Constitution the power of this branch is given to one man, the president, to execute and carry out the laws.
however, like Batman, he can't do this alone. this branch includes the Vice President and the cabinet.
these people act like Robin to help the president do the best he can the third article to the Constitution it consists of the Supreme Court and the whole court system niether Congress nor the President controls this branch it has a final say in all cases invloving the Constitution
if it can't be settled in the lower courts it's settles in the Supreme Court How Legislative checks Judicial has the power to impeach or remove judges
makes less important courts
suggests amendments to the Constitution
approves new federal judges How Judicial checks Legislative How Judicial Checks Executive can declare the executive branch's actions as unconstitutional How Executive Checks Judicial How Legislative Checks Executive How Executive Checks Legislative suggests new laws to Congress
can veto laws that have alredy been passed
appoints people for the federal positions
can call special sessions of Congress
makes foriegn treaties overrides the President's veto
approves choices for President
approves treaties made by Executive branch
can declare war
can give or hold money
can impeach or remove President has the power to declare that acts of Congress are unconstitutional appoints federal judges
can pardon offenders By: Dana Palmisano, Hannah Fechtner, and Kelly Horan Checks and Balances
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