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is a form of government in which the national government maintains the power.
is the division of powers among the local, state, and national governments, as established by the Constitution.
A Limited Government
is when the government has only the powers that the Constitution gives it.
are those powers that are granted to the National Government by the Constitution.
are those powers that are granted to the State Governments by the Constitution.
are those powers that BOTH the National and State Governments have.
Separation of Powers
is the distribution of power and authority among the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches of the government.
Checks and Balances
is a system which safeguards against abuse of power. In other words, each branch of government has the power to check, or limit, the actions of the other two.
The Executive Branch
is the President of the United States, the Vice President, and his Cabinet. This branch carries out the laws that the Legislative Branch makes.
The Judicial Branch
is the Court System. This branch explains and interprets the laws that the Legislative makes and the President carries out. There are 9 Supreme Court Justices.
The Legislative Branch is Congress.
This branch creates the laws that the President carries out and the Judicial Branch interprets.
The U.S. Senate
is the house in Congress which has equal representation (two people) for each state.
The U.S. House of Representatives
is the house in Congress which has representation based on population. There are a total of 435 reps.
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