Name Tutor Course Date Fundamental Principles of the U.S. Constitution Limited Government The United States government is structured into three main branches each with its own powers and responsibilities. Within these structures are key regulatory systems that are put in place to regulate the powers and authorities of each branch also known as checks and balances. The regulation conferred by these checks and balances are meant to protect the freedom of the people by ensuring that their rights are protected from abuse. These limitations are in place because the United States form of government is not a monarchy but a representative democracy as explained herein. The legislature plays a role in checking the power of the executive and the judiciary. Likewise the judiciary has a role to play in checking the powers of the executive and the legislature. Similarly the executive has a role in regulating the powers of particular legislations and the power to veto power. Regarding the judiciary the executive has the following checks and balances; the power to pardon power and the authority to appoint judges of the federal courts. The judiciary has the following checks on the legislature; the power of judicial review as highlighted herein. With respect to the executive the judiciary exercises judicial review. Besides in the event of presidential impeachment the Chief Justice presides over the Senate proceedings. Works Cited Meyers Williams. America: Republic or Democracy? William P. Meyers.2002. Retrieved March 22 2017 from http://www.williampmeyers.org/republic.html Mount Steven. Constitutional Topic: Federalism. U.S. Constitution. 2010. Retrieved March 22 2017 from https://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_fedr.html ‘US Legal.’ Federalism. US Legal. 2016. Retrieved March 22 2017 from https://system.uslegal.com/federalism/ Kelly M. Strict Constructionists and the US Constitution. ThoughtCo.2015. Retrieved March22 2017 from https://www.thoughtco.com/strict-constructionists-and-the-constitution-105421 Kelly M. Checks and Balances in American Government. ThoughtCo. 2017. Retrieved March 22 2017 from https://www.thoughtco.com/checks-and-balances-american-government-105406 [...]
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