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The US government was created in three branches the executive the judicial and legislative The government felt that this division of power would check and balance them The legislative branch or the law-making body of government is broken up in power between the Senate and the House of Representatives The executive branch headed by the president of the United States takes care of most of the decision-making needed in passing laws and policies The judicial branch determines what is legal and what laws are unconstitutional According to document four the president also has the power to veto laws in which the Congress makes making them void However if large percentage of Congress still wants the law passed after the president vetoes the law then they can overrule his choice The congress also has the power to impeach the president if they believe he is not fit for the job The president can check on the Supreme Court by electing judges However congress can impeach these judges if they feel that they are not fulfilling their jobs Through this system of checks and balances no branch of government can become too powerful This system is called the checks and balances The judicial branch is the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice As shown in document two the power of the judicial branch is balanced by the fact that the president appoints members of the Supreme Court Also according to document two those appointments have to be approved by Congress Congress can also impeach court Judges The legislative branch is able to change the size and the number of court justices in the federal court If the legislative houses felt it was needed they could make changes to the constitution Since the Judicial systems backbone is the United States Constitution any change would be a change to the whole judicial branch The Executive Branch has pardoned people who have been convicted
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