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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

Checks and Balances

Print this chart. Use the information from the "Checks and Balances" and "The Three Branches of Government" pages to complete the chart.

POWER
HOW IT CAN BE CHECKED

Congress passes a law.
The president may _____________________
OR the president may __________________
THEN, the Supreme Court may___________

The president vetoes a law passed by Congress.

Congress may_________________________ _____________________________________

The president makes a treaty with another country.
The Senate may_______________________
_____________________________________

The president enforces a law.


The Supreme Court may ______________
_________________________________

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The system of checks and balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch. For example, the Executive Branch can veto bills from the Legislative Branch, but the Legislative Branch can override the veto.

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