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The purpose for separating power among the three branches of government was to 
a) appeal to Congressional members.
b) remove power from the state governments.
c) prevent any one branch from abusing power.
d) simplify the political process in the United States.

The Constitution separated the powers of government through a system of checks and balances so that no branch would 
a) raise taxes.
b) become too powerful.
c) disagree with the other branches.
d) protect the right of the people.

The House of Representatives has 435 members. This number is based on –
a) Congressional representation.
b) physical size of the state.
c) population.
d) tax revenues.

What is the basic responsibility of the legislative branch?
a) makes the laws
b) enforces the laws
c) settles disagreements over laws
d) overturns the law

All are checks the legislative branch has except 
a) impeachment.
b) veto.
c) approves treaties.
d) confirm appointments.

Implied powers are –
a) reserved for the state government.
b) specifically listed in the Constitution of the United States.
c) concurrent or shared powers between the federal and state government.
d) used to carry out expressed powers.

The formal powers of Congress are limited by the –
a) Declaration of Independence.
b) Constitution of the United States.
c) Charters of the Virginia Company of London.
d) Virginia Declaration of Rights.

Making laws is the function of the
a) legislative branch.
b) executive branch.
c) judicial branch.
d) treasury branch.

TODAY’S AGENDA 1. Make laws 2. Approve budget 3. Confirm appointments Which branch of government would have this agenda?
a) Legislative
b) Executive
c) National
d) State

As a result of checks and balances, powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government at the local, state, and national level are 
a) unlimited.
b) limited.
c) change depending who is in charge of Congress.
d) different at each level.

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