Checks And Balances Of Federal Government

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American Government
Prof: David Powell
August 3, 2014

Checks and Balances in Federal Government

According to the Constitution of the state; the system of checks and balances are used in federal government to keep the government from getting too powerful in a single branch. For example, there is a separation of power in the United States that is set into three different branches so that government can function at its best. When power is overwhelmed and does not rest by the constitution of a single authority of a branch. They were divided into three separate branches and those branches are legislative, executive and judicial branch each of those constitutional branches play a significant role in laws of the United State of America.

Main roles of branches

• Legislative branch: Is usually run by the United State congress; it is composed of the United State House of Representatives and the Senate that’s what helps that’s what helps buildup the United State congress. Their main role is to create laws for all citizens of the state to follow because it’s their right to do so. They also have the power and right to rejects presidential appointments and the authority to declare war based on the constitution.

• "The Legislative Branch." The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2014.

• Executive branch: Based on the constitution “the Executive Branch can veto bills from the Legislative Branch, but the Legislative Branch can override the veto.” This branch mostly
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