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What is Separation of Powers?
Each branch of government has it own duties of power. The Legislative branch makes the laws. The Executive branch enforces the laws. The Judicial branch interprets the laws and settles conflicts over them- decides weather a cause is Constitutional or Unconstitutional.
What is Concurrent Powers?
A power shared by the state and the national government.
What is Reserved Powers?
All powers not delegated to the national government or specials denied to the states are reserved.
What is Delegated Powers?
National government powers are limited to those delegated, or given, to it in the Constitution.
What is Checks and Balances?
Each branch of government not completely independent of the others. Not one branch has more powerful then the others. The cooperation of two or more branches is often necessary to complete a major government action.
What is Federalism?
A system of divided power between the state and the national government. The states and the national government divided the power between them to ensure the government would not abuse their authority and allow states and citizens an opportunity to changes to their Constitution.