The Balance Of Powers Between The State Government And The Federal Government

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Our society continuously evaluates the balancing of powers between the state government and the federal government. It is important in a democracy for the powers to be equally distributed, for if one person in the government takes total control, it would no longer be a democracy. A government with too much power isn’t a good thing, for the society itself would change. One of the main things that helps our society balance the powers between the governments are the three divisions of government. The three branches of government consist of the legislative branch, the judiciary branch, and the executive branch. These branches of government also need to have balanced powers, this is where the Checks and Balance system comes in. The Checks and Balance system was created by the Constitution to evenly distribute the amount of power each branch has and to make sure that no one branch has too much power. Each branch of government derives their power from the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution lays out the fundamental laws of the United States, this includes the rights and freedoms of individuals, and the goals of the government. The legislative branch consists of two houses, the Senate and the …show more content…
Federalism is considered to be the distribution of power in an organization between a central authority and the constituent units. Implied powers are powers that are needed by the government in order to carry out expressed powers, powers that are directly stated in the Constitution. Implied powers are also powers that are held by the president, and they are not directly stated in the constitution. Inherent powers are needed by a national government because it is a government of a sovereign state within a world community. Last, but not least, concurrent powers are political powers exercised independently by both the federal government and the state

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