Checks & Balances

President over Congress
Can veto bills passed in Congress. They can recommend legislation. Can call special sessions of Congress. 'Commander in Chief'.
1 of 6
President over Judiciary
Appoints judges to fill vacancies. President can grant reprieves and pardons.
2 of 6
Congress over President
Can override presidential veto. Can control appropriations. Can ratify treaties. Can declare war. Can refuse presidential appointments. Can impeach and remove the president from office.
3 of 6
Congress over Judiciary
Can refuse judicial appointments. Has authority to impeach judges. Can create lower courts. Can propose constitutional amendments to overrule Supreme Court decisions.
4 of 6
Judiciary over President
May rule that presidential action is unconstitutional. Judges appointed by the president serve for life.
5 of 6
Judiciary over Congress
Interprets laws. May declare laws unconstitutional.
6 of 6

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

President over Judiciary

Back

Appoints judges to fill vacancies. President can grant reprieves and pardons.

Card 3

Front

Congress over President

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Congress over Judiciary

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Judiciary over President

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Government & Politics resources:

See all Government & Politics resources »See all Constitutional frameworks of US government resources »