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POLS 1150 Assignment # 1 Name Constitution - Major Concepts Section # Separation of Powers . One of the most fundamental premises in the US Constitution is that there are three major governmental powers which, if government is to be constrained, must be placed into the hands of three separate institutions. Accordingly, the Constitution established the Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court and empowered them with the legislative, executive, and judicial powers, respectively. From your text or articles I. II, and III in the Constitution, determine which branch has primary control over each of the powers listed below and enter a “C” for Congress, “P” for President, or “S” for Supreme Court. power to negotiate treaties power to command the armed services power to hear controversies between two or more states power to create the armed services power to lay and collect taxes power to hear legal cases arising under the US Constitution and US laws power to grant pardons for federal offenses
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Unformatted text preview: power to appoint ambassadors power to establish courts inferior to the Supreme Court power to declare war power to propose amendments to the Constitution power to receive ambassadors from other countries Checks and Balances : As you can see, the separation of powers is not a neat, clean system. Some commentators have said that actually what the Constitution calls for is separate branches sharing powers. Each branch is given some responsibility in the functioning of the other branches, and so each branch has the potential power to control or constrain the actions of others. This is the concept known as checks and balances. For the following questions, provide two examples for 1 - 4 and one example for 5. 1. Congressional checks on the president 2. Congressional checks on the Supreme Court 3. Presidential checks on the Congress 4. Presidential checks on the Supreme Court 5. Supreme Court checks on the Congress and the President...
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course POLS 1102 taught by Professor Dr.susey during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Southern University .

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