Checks and Balances

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  • I'm the president and the leader of the executive branch.
  • We are the leaders of the legislative branch.
  • I'm one of the many judges of the judicial branch.
  • I check on the legislative branch by proposing laws, vetoing laws, calling special sessions of congress, making appointments and negotiating foreign treaties.
  • I check on the legislative branch by declaring acts of congress unconstitutional.
  • I check on the Judicial branch by creating lower federal courts, impeaching and removing judges, proposing amendments to overrule judicial decisions, and approving appointments of federal judges.
  • I check on the Judicial branch by granting pardons to federal offenders and appointing federal jugdes
  • I check the Executive branch by overriding the president's veto, confirms executive appointments, ratifies treaties, declaring war, appropriates money, and we can impeach and remove the president.
  • I check the Executive branch by declaring executive actions unconstitutional.
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