What are checks& balances in Congress?

Answer The founding fathers of the United States feared a powerful government, so they separated it into three branches and created a system of checks and balances. Each branch has powers that "check" the... Read More »

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Does anyone such as the FBI CIA do background security checks and checks for citizenship on members of Congress and the President elect?

They MAY do so as a pre-requisite for their accessing certain classified information during their terms of office after they are elected. HOWEVER, there is no Constitutional requirement that these ... Read More »

Checks & Balances Techniques?

Checks and balances is a technique that is used to limit the powers of each of the three branches of government. The three branches are legislative, executive, and judicial. Each of these branches ... Read More »

Reasons for Checks & Balances?

Check and balances have been an important process for American society since its founding. Our country's system of checks and balances has carried over to many sectors of the business and organizat... Read More »

Purpose of Checks & Balances?

Charles Montesquieu was a French philosopher and the father of the separation of powers system of government. The separation of powers system gives specific responsibilities and authorities to the ... Read More »