Benchmark 1.7 - Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.
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checks and balances
a principle of the federal government, according to the U.S. Constitution, that allows each branch of government to limit the power of the other branches
a form of government based on a written set of laws that all citizens agree to; in this form of government, the constitution is the highest law of the land
the power of the U.S. courts to examine the laws or actions of the legislative and executive branches of the government and to determine whether such actions are consistent with the U.S. Constitution
a government that has been limited in power by a constitution, or written agreement
Marbury v. Madison
U.S. Supreme Court case that established judicial review
separation of powers
the structure of the federal government, according to the U.S. Constitution, that sets up three branches with their own distinct powers and responsibilities
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Benchmark 3.3 -Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.
Benchmark 3.4 - Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments.
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Benchmark 2.10 -Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.