Separation of Powers Checks and Balances Limited Government

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Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Limited Government SS. 7. C. 1. 7 Describe

Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Limited Government SS. 7. C. 1. 7 Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances. Essential Question: How does the Constitution limit the powers of the government?

Bell Ringer: 3 Minutes 1. When the President nominates an individual to serve as

Bell Ringer: 3 Minutes 1. When the President nominates an individual to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, the Senate must confirm the appointment. Which constitutional principle does this illustrate? a. Limited government b. Popular sovereignty c. Separation of powers d. Checks and balances 2. What check does the U. S. Senate have on the president? a. overriding vetoes b. appointing judges c. declaring laws unconstitutional d. refusing to confirm appointments

Hook Click on the image. Watch the video on checks and balances of our

Hook Click on the image. Watch the video on checks and balances of our government. Question to consider: Which Enlightenment Thinker did the Founding Fathers get the idea of separating the powers of government?

“I Do” Limited Government has only those powers granted to it by the people

“I Do” Limited Government has only those powers granted to it by the people in the Constitution. Separation of Powers Checks and Balances Separating the functions of government helps protect against abuse of power. Each branch of government can limit the power of the other branches. Legislative: Makes Laws Executive: Enforces Laws Judicial: Interprets Laws President->veto legislation Congress->impeach president Judiciary->declare laws unconstitutional

Let’s Practice Directions: Complete the following chart with the information below. Can propose laws

Let’s Practice Directions: Complete the following chart with the information below. Can propose laws Appoints federal judges Creates lower federal courts Ratifies treaties Grants pardons Impeach judges Approves federal judges Appoints Cabinet members Declares war Appropriates Money Veto Laws Override Vetoes Can declare executive actions unconstitutional Carries out laws Declare acts of Congress Unconstitutional Interprets the laws Enforces the laws

Let’s Practice! Executive Branch Checks on the Legislative Branch Checks on the Judicial Branch

Let’s Practice! Executive Branch Checks on the Legislative Branch Checks on the Judicial Branch Legislative Branch Checks on the Executive Branch Checks on the Judicial Branch Checks on the Executive Branch Checks on the Legislative Branch

Bell Ringer: 3 Minutes 1. When the President nominates an individual to serve as

Bell Ringer: 3 Minutes 1. When the President nominates an individual to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, the Senate must confirm the appointment. Which constitutional principle does this illustrate? a. Limited government b. Popular sovereignty c. Separation of powers d. Checks and balances 2. What check does the U. S. Senate have on the president? a. overriding vetoes b. appointing judges c. declaring laws unconstitutional d. refusing to confirm appointments

You Do 1. Which principle supports 2. The chart below shows the organization of

You Do 1. Which principle supports 2. The chart below shows the organization of the government of the United States, based on the President Eisenhower's Constitution. action to uphold the U. S. Legislative Branch: Executive Branch: Judicial Branch: Supreme Court's decision Makes Laws Enforces laws Applies and Settles that public schools Laws should be integrated? a. judicial review b. checks and balances c. separation of powers d. constitutional government Article I: Congress Article II: Presidency Article III: Supreme Court Which constitutional principle is illustrated by the chart? a. Federalism b. Separation of power c. Checks and balances d. Popular sovereignty

Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Limited Government Exit Slip: Answer the following question

Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Limited Government Exit Slip: Answer the following question in your interactive journal. Essential Question: How does the Constitution limit the powers of the government?