Balancing the Branches

Danielle Klink 6th period

Checks and Balances are...

Checks and balances keep any branch of government from being too powerful. For example, to make a bill a law congress has the power to pass bills into a law. The president has the power to veto (reject) the law/bill. But the congress can override the president's veto with two-thirds majority vote. The legislative branch or congress is responsible for proposing and passing laws. Executive branch includes the president and the departments that help run the government. Judicial branch is made up of all national courts. They all have different jobs for the same content so it's different opinions, minds, and views of the situation. Over all checks and balances just keeps the branches in check and keeps them equal.


Checks and Balances for Dummies