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Checks and Balances

Principles of the Constitution: Checks and Balances

Power to...This Branch Has This PowerThis Branch Checks This Power
Create and pass legislation Legislative Executive
Veto bills Executive Legislative
Ratify treaties Legislative Executive
Appoint Federal judges Executive Judicial
Impeachment of Federal officials Legislative Executive
Confirm presidential appointments Legislative Judicial and Executive
Declare laws unconstitutional Judicial Legislative and Executive
Override Presidential vetoes Legislative Executive
Judges are appointed for life. Judicial Executive and Legislative
Controls appropriations of money Legislative Executive
Created by: MichelleKing