Seperationof powers checksandbalancesppt

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Seperationof powers checksandbalancesppt

  1. 1. Separation of PowersChecks and Balances How do these principles ofdemocracy protect the people?
  2. 2. Separation of Powers•Dividing different powers among three branches of government•Prevents one branch from gaining too much power•Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches have their own unique powers
  3. 3. Analysis•Why is it important to separate the powers of the government? Think about the other principles of democracy…
  4. 4. Checks and Balances• Powers each branch has that allows them to check up on the other branches• Prevents branches from abusing their powers• Preserves the separation of powers• Requires cooperation between the branches of government
  5. 5. Legislative Branch (House and Senate)• Can override a presidential veto• Can impeach and remove the president• Ratifies presidential appointments• Authorizes/appropriates funds for legislation• Checks on the judiciary• Can impeach and remove judges• Confirms federal judges
  6. 6. Executive Branch (President and Cabinet)• Proposes legislation (laws)• Vetoes legislation (laws)• Makes treaties w/ foreign countries• Checks on the judiciary• Appoints federal judges• Enforces court decisions
  7. 7. Judicial Branch (Supreme Court and Lower Courts)• Reviews executive decisions• Checks on Congress• Reviews congressional laws• Judicial Review (executive and legislative)• Supreme Court Justices appointed for life
  8. 8. Analysis• What are some problems with the checks and balances system?• The Constitution is vague in some parts of these powers. How can this cause a problem for each branch?• How does this system promote cooperation between the branches of government?• Which branch has the most power? Why?

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