The Importance Of Checks And Balances

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Benjamin Franklin once said “The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness, you have to catch in yourself.” We have the constitution so that we can give the citizens the basic rights they deserve. In the US Constitutional Convention, they transfer a plan for a stronger federal government with three branches; executive, legislative and judicial. Along with a system of checks and balances so that no single branch would have too much power. I want to focus on the importance of 5 principles of the government, because they are very important because they help the people in every way. Such as popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of power, checks and balances, and federalism. Popular sovereignty is when people are giving government powers consent, the Preamble and the 1st amendment are great examples. In the…show more content…
It is shown by declare war and establish and maintain schools. Declaring war can’t be decided by anyone but the national government because they are in charge with declaring war if it is necessary. Another example would be how only the state has the power and right to establish and maintain schools. With the government's powers with all 3 of the branches they need to make sure the work is balanced. Checks and balances prevent abuse of power, and bill to law process. Like the system from all the branches working together we can notice checks and balances in the veto and declaring laws. Like for legislative branch gave us veto which is part of checks and balances it is allowing the branches to postpone their decisions, for example declining a law. Another way checks and balances work would be how declare laws work. Like if the laws don't follow constitution it can be declared unconstitutional. With checks and balances we prevent abuse of power, but we also balance the powers throughout the
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