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Title: The Three Branches of Government


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The Three Branches of Government
  • Chapter 3
  • Lesson 2

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I. The Legislative Branch
  • The powers granted Congress
  • Are expressed in Article I,
  • Section8.
  • Congress handles a far
  • Greater of bills today than
  • Congress did early in our
  • Nations history.

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II. The Executive Branch
  1. The founders recognized the need for a strong
    executive and granted the president broad but
    vaguely described powers.
  2. Article II, Section 2 and 3 describe the specific
    powers of the president.
  3. The presidency has changed greatly over the
    years, w/ modern presidents handling so many
    duties that their schedules are timed minute by
    minute.

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III. The Judicial Branch
  1. The U.S. has 2 levels of courts, federal and
    state, each w/ its own jurisdiction the subject
    of the case and the parties involved determine
    the jurisdiction of federal court.
  2. The modern federal court system dates from 1891,
    but the Supreme Court exercised important power
    from the nations earliest years by using
    judicial review.

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IV. Shared Power and Conflict
  1. The executive and legislative branches must
    cooperate to produce effective policies, but some
    conflicts are inevitable.
  2. The expression of pres. Power has caused
    conflicts between the executive and legislative
    branches.
  3. Congress has the power to limit judicial
    authority but has been reluctant to use it.

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D. The Supreme Court must depend on the
president to carry out its decisions.
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