Checks and Balances

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Checks and Balances

  1. 1. The U.S. federalgovernment is made up ofthree equal but differentparts.They are able to keep thebalance of power in asystem we call checks andbalances. NEXT
  2. 2. Each branch of thegovernment has differentresponsibilities designed toprevent the other branchesfrom becoming toopowerful. NEXT
  3. 3. Branch of Government Their Purpose Who is it? Legislative Branch Make Laws The U.S. Congress Executive Branch Enforce Laws The President Judicial Branch Interpret Laws The Supreme Court NEXT
  4. 4. Checks on the Executive Branch• Control of government spending• Override a presidential veto• Approve or reject treatiesChecks on the Judicial Branch• Senate approves federal judges• Trial of impeachments• Power to initiate constitutional amendments• Power to set courts inferior to the Supreme Court• Power to set jurisdiction of courts• Power to alter the size of the Supreme Court NEXT
  5. 5. Checks on the Legislative Branch• Veto PowerChecks on the Judicial Branch• Appoints all federal judges for life terms NEXT
  6. 6. Checks on Executive Branch• Declare presidential acts as unconstitutionalChecks on Legislative Branch• Declare laws as unconstitutional NEXT
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  8. 8. Which of these are NOT a branch of the U.S. federal government?A. Legislative BranchB. The Judicial BranchC. Enforcement BranchD. Executive Branch
  9. 9. Which of these are NOT a branch of the U.S. federal government?A. Legislative BranchB. The Judicial BranchC. Enforcement BranchD. Executive Branch
  10. 10. What is the function of the judicial branch?A. Create LawsB. Declare WarsC. Enforce LawsD. Interpret Laws
  11. 11. What is the function of the judicial branch?A. Create LawsB. Declare WarsC. Enforce LawsD. Interpret Laws
  12. 12. Click the arrow that indicates the President’s veto power.
  13. 13. Click the arrow that indicates the President’s veto power.
  14. 14. Who has control of the government’s spending?A. U.S. CongressB. The SenateC. The PresidentD. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  15. 15. Who has control of the government’s spending?A. U.S. CongressB. The SenateC. The PresidentD. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  16. 16. Click the arrow that indicates the actof declaring a law unconstitutional?
  17. 17. Click the arrow that indicates the actof declaring a law unconstitutional?
  18. 18. Go Again! I’m Finished
  19. 19. Photo ReferencesTree: http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110221/gov_tree3.gifCheck and Balances: http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Images/ChksBalnces.gifJuggling Uncle Sam: http://www.congressforkids.net/images/checksandbalancesunclesam.jpgCapitol: http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/ksms/AmerSym/capitol.htmWhite House: http://www.visitingdc.com/white-house/white-house-picture.htmSupreme Court: http://www.historyguy.com/supremecourt/women_justices_supreme_court.htmU.S. Representatives Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seal_of_the_House_of_Representatives.svgU.S. Senate Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Senate_Seal.svgU.S. President’s Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seal_Of_The_President_Of_The_United_States_Of_America.svgU.S. Supreme Court Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seal_of_the_United_States_Supreme_Court.svgChecks and Balances Chart: http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Images/ChksBalnces.gifU.S. Flag: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LnNO_zZU7w0/Tb8DREPaK7I/AAAAAAAAAcU/qUaakTYpwoU/s1600/American+Flag+Wallpaper.jpgTry Again 1: http://worddork.blogspot.com/2009/11/try-try-again.htmlTry Again 2: http://ed101.bu.edu/StudentDoc/Archives/ED101sp07/kli250/MDX05~If-At-First-You-Don-t-Succeed-Try-Try-Again-Posters.jpgThumbs Up: http://www.raysunlockingshop.com/product_images/uploaded_images/thumbs-up-jpg.pngCheck Mark: http://www.321pic.com/images/yes-11.pngHorray: http://www.totaltwaddle.co.uk/board/gallery/1_05_05_07_6_49_23.jpgYou Did It: http://www.lauren-ruth.com/sculpture/youdidit/

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