Separation of Powers in the Constitution

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The Separation of Powers was simply created to establish a system of checks and balances so that no one particular division of the government could solely control all of our nations business. This makes is so the President does not have dictatorial control. Congress has a form of checked power so they cannot make unfair laws. The Judicial Branch is then not allowed to exceed the power that is given to them by law. It’s a system “Of the people, by the people, and for the people” allowing us as the people to be the unmentioned fourth branch of the government. Since we as a people elect our representatives, that allows us to change our form of government and provide the best checks and balances we can to our government and its …show more content…
Congress enacts legislation, which the president must sign into law or veto. The Supreme Court can declare laws passed by Congress and signed by the president unconstitutional, but the president appoints the justices and all the other federal judges, with the Senate’s approval. So that means that the President administers the laws, and Congress then provides the money in which to run the government. This also means that the Senate and the House of Representatives have absolute veto power over each other, the reason for that is because both houses must approve the bill before they can become law. Each branch has some authority over each other but at the same time each has political independence from one another. The Judiciary has become such an invaluable part of our system of checks and balances so much so that many other nations have adopted this approach. In places such as Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain the constitutional courts review the laws that are referred to them to ensure that the laws comply with their constitutions. The framers clearly indented that the Supreme Court have the power to declare state legislation unconstitutional, but whether they meant to give it the same power over congressional legislation and the president remain unclear. The constitutional framers were very careful to limit the powers they gave the national government, they did however meet in Philadelphia to create a stronger national
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