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Federal Government

Checks and Balances

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Checks and Balances
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With checks and balances, all of the three branches of government can limit the powers of the others. This way, no one branch becomes too powerful. Each branch checks the power of the other branches to make sure that the power is balanced between them.

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Legislative Branch: Makes the Laws
Executive Branch: Enforces Laws
Judicial Branch: Interprets the Laws

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