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What is the reason for checks and balances in the federal government?

A. to assure no one branch of government gets too powerful
B. to assure cooperation between all the branches of government
C. to assure that all of the branches of government understand one another
D. to assure that the branches of government always complement each other

2 Answer

  • The system of checks and balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch. For example, the Executive Branch can veto bills from the Legislative Branch, but the Legislative Branch can override the veto.
  • Checks and balances was put in to keep separation of powers, meaning each branch has an equal amount of power.

    Your answer would be A. to assure no one branch of government gets too powerful.

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