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Separation of Powers. The United States Supreme Court.

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1 Separation of Powers

2 The United States Supreme Court

3 The Judicial Branch [ Judicial Review ]

4 The Federal Capital Building Washington Monument House of Representatives The Senate

5 Senate floor House of Representatives Senate Hearings The Legislative Branch Senate floor

6 (Military ) Chiefs of Staff The Executive Branch The Executive Branch President’s President’s 5Roles Chief Executive Chief Diplomat Commander-in-Chief of the Military Chief of State Legislative leader

7 Executive Checks On the Legislative Executive Judicial * Can propose laws * Can veto laws * Can call special sessions of Congress * Makes appointments * Negotiates foreign treaties * Can grant pardons to federal offenders Executive Checks On the Judicial * Appoints federal judges

8 Legislative Checks On the Judicial Legislative Checks On the Executive * Can override President’s veto * Confirms executive appointments * Ratifies treaties * Appropriates money * Can impeach and remove President * Can impeach and remove judges * Create lower federal courts * Can propose amendments to overrule judicial decisions * Approves appointments of federal judges Executive Judicial Legislative

9 * Can declare Executive actions unconstitutional Executive Judicial Judicial Checks on the Executive Branch * Can declare acts of Congress unconstitutional Judicial Checks on the Legislative Branch

10 Powers Reserved to States Powers Delegated to National Government Create corporation laws Regulate trade within state Establish & maintain schools Establish local governments Make laws about marriage & divorce Conduct elections Provide for public safety Coin money Declare War Regulate interstate & Foreign trade Set standard weights & measures Create & maintain armed forces Make copyright & patent laws Establish postal offices Establish foreign policy Create federal courts Admit new states The Federal System Provide for public welfare Administer criminal justice Charter banks Raise taxes Borrow money

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