The United States Government: Powers of the Three Branches

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US Government & Politics

Unit 3 TGA – Branches of Government – 30 points

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The United States Government:  Powers of the Three Branches

Part 1: Please list at least 3 powers for each of the Branches of Government.

(3 points each branch for a total of 9 points)

Powers of the

Legislative Branch

Powers of the

Executive Branch

Powers of the

Judicial Branch

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The United States Government:  Checks and Balances

Part 2: List how each branch performs checks and balances on each other.

(3 points each box for a total of 18 points)

The Legislative Branch

How does the Legislative Branch check on the Executive branch?   How does the Legislative Branch check on the Judicial Branch?
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The Executive Branch

How does the Executive Branch check on the Legislative branch?   How does the Executive Branch check on the Judicial Branch?
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  2.
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  3.

 

The Judicial Branch

How does the Judicial Branch check on the Legislative branch?   How does the Judicial Branch check on the Executive Branch?
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Part 3:  In your opinion, which Branch of Government holds the most power?  Why? In your response, compare the powers of each one branch with one another to support your response. Why is one power more important than the other? Explain this in your answer.

(8 points)

 

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