Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers
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  •  We can appropriate money, and print and coin money, too!
  • Wow, we can declare war and even raise and support the armed forces!
  • (1) Welcome to the Legislative Branch. We consist of a House of Reps. and the Senate. It is our job to pass laws.
  • (2) We should lower the voting age!!
  •  I can't wait to begin regulating foreign and interstate trade!
  • Oops! I almost forgot...we approve treaties and presidential appointments too!
  • It is our job to negotiate foreign treaties, and grant pardon to federal offenders.
  • We appoint federal judges, ambassadors, and other high officials.
  • (1) Welcome to the Executive Branch. I am the president, and it is our job to carry out the nation's laws.
  • We even get to propose laws and serve as commander in chief of the armed forces!
  • We get to declare laws and executive actions unconstitutional!
  • (1) Welcome to the Judicial Branch!  We are made up of Supreme and Federal Courts, and it is our job to interpret laws.
  • SEVERAL DAYS LATER...
  • Veto!
  • (2) New proposal: vetoed!
  • Veto!
  • Approve!
  • (1) The legislative has approved a new law: lower the voting age. Those in favor...
  • Veto!
  • Veto!
  • Approve!
  • Override!
  • Override!
  • Override!
  • (1) I'm afraid the president has vetoed our proposal! Not to worry, with enough votes we can override his veto.
  • Override!
  • Override!
  • Override!
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