Chapter4 - CHECKS AND BALANCES Federal Government: A form...

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CHECKS AND BALANCES Federal Government: A form of government where states form a union and the sovereign power is divided between the national government and the various states. Tri-Partite Government: The national government of the United States of America is composed of three separate branches, each of which acts as a check on the others’ power: The Executive Branch (i.e., the President), which has the power to veto legislation passed by Congress and to appoint the members of the Judiciary; The Legislative Branch (i.e., Congress), which may override the President’s veto and which may define the jurisdiction of the Judiciary and must confirm Judiciary appointees; and The Judicial Branch (i.e., the Supreme Court and the federal court system), which has the power to void the acts of the Executive and Legislative branches because they are unconstitutional.
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THE COMMERCE CLAUSE Commerce Clause: Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution
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