HGov: Checks and Balances Review

Legislative Branch

Checks on the Executive

– Impeachment power (House)

– Trial of impeachments (Senate)

– Selection of the President (House) and Vice President (Senate) in the case of no majority of electoral votes

– May override Presidential vetoes

– Senate approves departmental appointments

– Senate approves treaties and ambassadors

– Approval of replacement Vice President

– Power to declare war

– Power to enact taxes and allocate funds

– President must, from time-to-time, deliver a State of the Union address

Checks on the Judiciary

– Senate approves federal judges

– Impeachment power (House)

– Trial of impeachments (Senate)

– Power to initiate constitutional amendments

– Power to set courts inferior to the Supreme Court

– Power to set jurisdiction of courts

– Power to alter the size of the Supreme Court

Checks on the Legislature: because it is bicameral, the Legislative branch has a degree of self-checking.

– Bills must be passed by both houses of Congress

– House must originate revenue bills

– Neither house may adjourn for more than three days without the consent of the other house

– All journals are to be published

Executive Branch

Checks on the Legislature

– Veto power

– Vice President is President of the Senate

– Commander in chief of the military

– Recess appointments

– Emergency calling into session of one or both houses of Congress

– May force adjournment when both houses cannot agree on adjournment

– Compensation cannot be diminished

Checks on the Judiciary

– Power to appoint judges

– Pardon power

Checks on the Executive

– Vice President and Cabinet can vote that the President is unable to discharge his duties

Judicial Branch

Checks on the Legislature

– Judicial review

– Seats are held on good behavior

– Compensation cannot be diminished

Checks on the Executive

– Judicial review

– Chief Justice sits as President of the Senate during presidential impeachment


Econ: IES Strategic Plan Tactics

Summit Team Scoreboard
Advisor teams plan how they intend to meet their objectives through leveraging the resources they possess for the resources they need. Teams are encouraged to negotiate trade agreements in order to reach their objectives. Teams will determine which countries might make a favorable trading partner and who are competitors.

Complete in Players Guide page 49 A-C.
Submit Import Goals by Monday.