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Launch List What were the 2 major compromises at the constitutional convention?
Have a sheet of notebook paper on your desk “Checks and Balances”
A lot like Rock, Paper Scissors.
Legislative Branch Congress (Art. 1) Makes the law Executive Branch President (Art. 2) Carries out the law Judicial Branch Supreme Court (Art. 3) Interprets the law 3 Branches are separate, have different powers, co- equal and on one another to make sure one branch does not get to powerful 3 Branches are separate, have different powers, co- equal and checks and balances on one another to make sure one branch does not get to powerful
Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch 3 Branches are separate, have different powers, co-equal and on one another to make sure one branch does not get to powerful 3 Branches are separate, have different powers, co-equal and checks and balances on one another to make sure one branch does not get to powerful Legislative Checks On Executive Override a veto Declare war impeachment On Judicial Approve judges Impeachment Executive Checks On Legislative Veto a law Ask for war Propose laws On Judicial Appoint judges Judicial Checks On Executive and Legislative Declare an act of President or law of Congress unconstitutional Appointed for life 3 branches
Describe what “Checks and Balances” are, and give 3 examples. Executive Branch Checks on the Legislative Branch President has the power to veto laws passed by the Congress
Legislative Branch Checks on the Executive Branch Congress can overturn a Presidential veto with a 2/3 vote of both houses
Judicial Branch Checks on the Executive Branch Supreme Court can use the power of judicial review to rule laws unconstitutional
Task-- Describe how the system of checks and balances functions Show how this system has been applied in specific circumstances in United States history
7. Through what process can our Constitution be changed? Amendment process
8. Describe the elastic clause. Congress has the power to stretch its powers to meet new situations Laws regarding new technology Speed Limits (No cars in 1776)
9. Why was the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution?
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