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Civics ch 2 sect 2

The Three Branches of Government

TermDefinition
separation of powers the distribution of equal political power among the branches of government
legislative branch the lawmaking arm of the federal government
executive branch responsible for executing the country’s laws
judicial branch interprets the meaning of the laws passed by Congress and sets punishments for people who break the law
checks and balances equal distribution of powers and limits on power of other branches
veto the president has the power to reject a proposed law
judicial review review the acts of other branches of government
constitution a written plan for government
Created by: rippert