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Checks and Balances
The checks and balances of the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branches
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
Interpret Constitution; oversee federal courts
Judicial Powers over Executive
Declare actions unconstitutional
Judicial Powers over Legislative
Declare laws unconstitutional
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
Executive Consists of