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The Constitution & American Government

The Constitution & American Government

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The Constitution & American Government

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  1. The Constitution & American Government • Checks and Balances • Division of Powers • The Amendment Process • Amendments • Bills and Laws

  2. CHECKS & BALANCES

  3. OTHER CHECKS & BALANCES Congress can impeach the President Congress must approve all treaties Congress can impeach judges Congress can override a presidential veto The people (through Congress and the States) can Amend the Constitution

  4. THE AMENDMENT PROCESS

  5. SELECTED AMENDMENTS • 13th – Abolished Slavery • 16th – Created an Income Tax • 18th – Prohibition (Banned making, selling, or transporting “intoxicating liquors” • 19th – Women’s Suffrage • 22nd – Limited the President to 2 terms

  6. DIVISION OF POWERS

  7. HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW

  8. KEY PARTS OF THE PROCESS • The bill must pass through both the House of Representatives and the Senate • The President can sign the bill or veto it • If signed…it becomes law • If vetoed…it goes back to Congress (Senate and the House) and they can override the veto with a 2/3rds vote