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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Legislative Branch Judicial Branch Executive Branch The Legislative Branch is madeup of 2 houses of congress, theSenate and the House ofrepresentatives which together,form the United States Congress.the most important duties of thisbranch is to write laws. The 3 Branches of Government The Executive Branch makeslaws official. The President getselected by the entire country andserves a four year term. Thepresident approves the laws andcarries them out passed by theLegislative Branch. The Judicial Branchoversees the court cases andlaws passed by the congress.the Supreme court is the headof the Judicial Branch. Checks and Balances: counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not focused on one branch. Executive Branch Checks on the Legislative Branch by:- President has the power to veto laws passed by the Congress - Proposes laws to Congress- Submits the Federal Budget to the House of Representatives- Appoints federal officials, who carry out and enforce laws Executive Branch Checks on the Judicial Branch by:- Nominates judges to the Supreme Court- Nominates judges to the federal court system- President has the power to pardon individuals convicted of crimes- President can grant amnesty, forgiving a class of crime Legislative Branch Checks on the Executive Branch by:- Congress can overturn a Presidential veto with a 2/3 vote of both houses- Senate can reject proposed treaties (2/3 vote to approve)- Senate can reject presidential nominations of federal officials or judges- Congress can impeach and remove the President (House serves as prosecution, Senate serves as jury) Legislative Branch Checks on the Judicial Branch- Congress can create lower courts- Senate can reject nominees to the federal courts/Supreme Court- Congress can amend the Constitution to overturn decisions of the Supreme Court- Congress can impeach judges and remove from the bench Checks And Balances of the Legislative,Executive & Judicial branches. :D Judicial Branch Checks on the Executive Branch- Supreme Court can use the power of judicialreview to rule laws unconstitutional double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. -------------------------------------------------
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