The Checks and Balances System: 
A Worksheet

Various governmental powers are listed below. Identify the branch doing the checking and the branch being checked. More than one answer is possible per section.

Which Branch Has The Power?
Which Branch's Power is Being Checked?
(Could be more than one)
 1) Create and pass legislation. 
2) Veto bills. 

3) Ratify treaties. 

4) Appoint Federal judges. 

5) Impeachment of federal 


6) Confirm the appointment 
of presidential appointments.


7) Declare laws unconstitutional. 

8) Override Presidential Vetoes. 

9) Judges are appointed for life. 

10) Controls appropriations of 

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