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There are three branches of government that share powers and can partially check the powers of the others Each branch has different powers and duties assigned to ensure a balanced system and one that is unbiased and fair 1 Legislature Congress 2 Executive President 3 Judicial Courts I will attempt to explain how each branch can check the others Legislature Congress can check the president in many different ways First they can refuse to pass a bill the president wants Second if the president vetoes a bill Congress can pass a law over the presidents veto Third Congress can remove the president from office by using their impeachment powers Fourth they can refuse to approve a presidential appointment Senate only And finally Congress can refuse to ratify a treaty the president has signed Senate only Paula Williams Essay Question 1 Cont Congress can check the federal courts in several ways First they can change the number and jurisdiction of the lower courts Second they can remove a judge from office by using their impeachment powers And last they can refuse to approve a person nominated to be a judge Senate only Executive The president can check Congress by vetoing a bill it has passed And the president can check the federal courts by nominating judges Judicial The courts can check Congress by declaring a law unconstitutional And for the president they can declare actions by him or his subordinates to be unconstitutional or not authorized by law These are the formal checks specifically provided for in the Constitution Each branch has informal ways of checking the others For example the president can try to withhold information from Congress on the grounds of executive privilege and Congress can try to get information by mounting an investigation The Founders of our government tried to create a republic by which a government represents the people but also have a system of checks and balances
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