Blogging Exercise # 5


Braden Bennett

Chapter one of Understanding America lays out the structure of our government. It starts off by explaining Separation of powers, how the different branches of government (Executive, Legislative, and judicial) keep the other in check. It then goes on to talk about federalism, or how the states have all powers not explicitly given to the federal government, this helps to keep the federal government in check. Judicial review is responsible for interpreting laws and making the final say regarding the legality of the governments acts.   

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