What are checks and balances counterbalancing

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What are Checks and Balances? House Member- Senate Member- President- Judge-
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Branches of Government Legislative- makes the law Executive- carries out the law Judicial- interprets the laws Articles 1-7 Article 1- Legislative Branch Article 2- Executive Branch Article 3- Judicial Branch Article 4- States’ powers Article 5- Amendments Article 6- Federal powers Article 7- Ratification Bill of Rights 1st Amendment- Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. 2nd Amendment- Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia. 3rd Amendment- No quartering of soldiers. 4th Amendment- Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. 5th Amendment- Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy. 6th Amendment- Rights of accused persons, e.g., right to a speedy and public trial. 7th Amendment- Right of trial by jury in civil cases. 8th Amendment- Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments. 9th Amendment- Other rights of the people. 10th Amendment- Powers reserved to the states. Possible Essay Topics 1. Were the French, English or Spanish colonies more successful? Why or Why not? Give me at least three reasons that compare or contrast the other colonies.
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