Explain how the Constitution provides for a system of separation of powers and checks and balances.
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Article I lays out the powers of the Congress. The Legislative branch of the Government is arguably the strongest - being responsible for all legislation and having the ability to override any presidential veto or Court decision (so long as Congress is acting within its constitutional limits). The override of veto power is one powerful tool to check the President's power to veto bills and therefore arguably contradicting Congress/the will of the people. Another important check within Article I is the Legislative branch's ability to directly impeach the President of the United ...
This solution provides an overview of the three primary branches of the US government and highlights the characteristics of these branches that serve as checks and balances to prevent the excess concentration of power in any one branch's hands.