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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 .
- Spring '11