Explain separation of powers and checks and balances

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Explain separation of powers and checks and balances, and provide examples of each.How can the U.S. Constitution be changed?
Which political era strongly shaped the development of the California constitution?
What were the major goals of this era?
What types of reforms were enacted to accomplish these goals?4
Dr. Ellen ShiauBallot InitiativeReferendumRecallTo facilitate the goal of democratizing the political process, what are three mechanisms for direct democracy?What are they used for, how are they initiated,Referendum: Approve or reject statutes or amendments passed by state legislaturesRecall: Removal of elected official from office before term expiresBallot Initiatives Petition requires signatures from 5% of voters in last election for governor (8% forConstitutional amendments) within 150 daysand which is the most popular?
What is thought to be the role of special interests and money in the ballot initiative process? What are some ballot initiatives of note?

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