12 terms

Checks and Balances

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