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The checks and balances of the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branches

Legislative Powers

Make laws; taxes; declare war

Legislative Powers over Judicial

Approve judges; impeach judges; amend constitution with 2/3 vote

Legislative Powers over Executive

Override veto with 2/3 vote; impeach president; approve officials; approve treaties

Judicial Powers

Interpret Constitution; oversee federal courts

Judicial Powers over Executive

Declare actions unconstitutional

Judicial Powers over Legislative

Declare laws unconstitutional

Executive Powers

Enforces laws; commander-in-chief; foreign policy, appoint officials (Cabinet)

Executive Powers over Legislative


Executive Powers over Judicial

Nominate judges; PARDON!!!!!!!!!!

Legislative Consists of

Congress; Senate; House of Representatives

Judicial Consists of

Supreme Court

Executive Consists of


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