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checks and balances

A description of checks and balances of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of government
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legislative branch
writes laws
legislative branch
confirms presidential appointees
legislative branch
approves treaties with foreign countries
legislative branch
grants money for programs
legislative branch
declares war
executive branch (president)
proposed laws
executive branch (president)
commands armed forces
executive branch (president)
appoints ambassadors to foreign countries
executive branch
conducts foreign policy
executive branch
makes treaties
executive branch
enforces laws
executive branch
checks the legislative branch
executive branch checks the legislative branch by
can veto bills, appoint supreme court justices, has the power to pardon, Vice President is the President of the Senate
judicial branch
interprets laws and the constitution
judicial branch
lower courts hear cases
judicial branch
appeals courts which review the decisions of the lower courts
judicial branch
supreme court which reviews the appeals court decisions
judicial branch checks the executive and legislative branches by
ability to declare laws unconstitutional
legislative branch is the
congress
legislative branch checks the executive branch by
overrides the veto of the president, can impeach the president, collects taxes