Checks and Balances

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As established by the constitution, there are 3 branches in the United States government. The three branches are the legislative branch which makes the law, the judicial branch which interprets the law and the executive branch which executes the law. When congress created these branches, they also created a system. This system was called “checks and balances”. “Each branch has powers that it can use to check and balance the operations and power of the other two branches.” With this system, each of the three branches can limit the powers of the others. Congress created this system to help ensure that no branch became too powerful. Each branch has powers that can be used to “check and balance the operations and power of the other two branches.” For example, in the constitution in articles 1, 2 and 3, it states the powers of the branches and implies how those branches can check and balance the other 2. A good example of checks and balances would be the process of how laws are made. First the legislature branch has the power to introduce and vote for the bill. Then the bill goes to the executive branch where the president can decide if the bill is good for the country. If he does think that the bill is good for the country, then he signs it and it becomes a law. If he doesn’t think the bill is good for the country then he veto’s it but the legislature branch can have another chance. “With enough votes, the legislative branch can override the executive branch's veto, and the bill becomes a law.” Once when it becomes a law, the judicial branch is in charge. Then people of the country then test it through the court system. If someone thinks that the law is unfair, they can fill a law suit. Then lawyers make their arguments and the judge decides which side is more convincing. The side that did lose can appeal to higher court and can eventually reach the Supreme Court. “If the legislative branch does not agree with the way in which the judicial branch has interpreted the...
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