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judges serve a life term; can declare laws unconstitutional; Chief Justice oversees the impeachment trial of the President by the Senate
CHECKS AND BALANCES
each branch has powers to control the other branches; this is to make sure no one branch becomes too powerful
some powers are granted to the
Federal/National government and some powers are granted to the States/Local government
BILL OF RIGHTS
the first 10 amendments to the constitution that protect the rights of the people - added to get ratification
the Constitution is an example because it always changes and adapts to fit the needs of the people for the current time
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