CHAPTER 5 CONSTIUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

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CHAPTER 5 CONSTIUTIONAL PRINCIPLES US CONSTITUTION 1. Allocates power of federal govt among 3 branches (each has diff power so each cant have too much power to take control of the govt) 2. Establishes system of checks and balances (branches can keep each other in check) via presidential veto power, overturn presidential veto with 2/3 vote of congress, judiciary can strike bill sign by president as unconstitutional JUDICIAL Declare laws passed by congress or acts of executive branch unconstitutional LEGISLATIVE Pass amendments to overrule judicial rulings (J) Impeach judges (J) Establish lower courts and sets number of judges (J) Refuse to approve presidents budget (E) Overrule president veto (E) Refuse to approve presidential appointments (E) Refuse to ratify treaties (E) Impeach and remove president (E) EXECUTIVE Appoints federal judges (J) Pardon federal offenders (J) Veto laws passed by legislative branch (L) Call special sessions of congress (L) 3. Establish system of govt based on FEDERALISM—authority is divided between federal and state o
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