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A Balancing Act

A Look at Checks and Balances
Kowalski, Kathiann M. (Book - 2004)
A Balancing Act
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After Americans won their freedom in the Revolutionary War, they faced the challenge of forming their own government. Many people didn't trust governments. They wanted to protect their freedoms so they formed three branches--the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial--that would watch each other, ensuring that no one person or branch would become too powerful. Discover how all three branches of government work, and how they check and balance each other to guard Amercans' freedoms.
Authors: Kowalski, Kathiann M., 1955-
Title: A balancing act
a look at checks and balances
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, c2004
Characteristics: 56 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: a new government with three branches
Problems with the Articles of Confederation
Congress at work
The president and the veto power
The courts and judicial review
The states and the people
ISBN: 9780822513506
0822513501
Branch Call Number: 320.473 Ko
Statement of Responsibility: by Kathiann M. Kowalski
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government Separation of powers
Topical Term: Separation of powers
LCCN: 2002009859
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