7 Principles of Government

Checks and Balances

What does Checks and Balances mean?

Checks and Balances is the ability of each branch of government to exercise checks, or controls, over the other branches.

How is Checks and Balances used in the U.S. Constitution?

In the U.S. Constitution, each branch of government can exercise, checks, or controls, over the other branches, but they rely on one another to perform the work of the government.
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