Mr. Dowling
Checks and Balances Exercise

How does the system of checks and balances prevent any branch from abusing its power?

Use the chart above or the ones in your Government packet to determine which branch has the power to check the action by another branch provided.

1. May override the President's veto

2. May impeach and remove the President from office

3. May declare a law unconstitutional

4. Sets salaries of federal judges

5. Appoints federal judges

6. Recommends legislation

7. May refuse to ratify a treaty

8. Calls special sessions of Congress

9. May ratify Constitutional amendments

10. May veto bills

11. May grant reprieves and pardons

12. May rule executive orders unconstitutional

Come back soon! Remember to re-read and re-learn!

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