POL201 POL/201 POL 201 Week 1 Discussion 1 Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances
Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances
For much of 2011 and 2012, public dissatisfaction with Congress rose to all time highs, with 70-80% expressing disapproval with how Congress does its job. Many commentators note that Americans are fed up with Washington "grid-lock" that makes government apparently unable to address important problems. Other observers believe that the national government is acting according to its design, based on separation of powers and checks and balances.
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POL 201 Week 1 Discussion 1 Separation of Powers-Checks and Balances.doc (Preview File Here) branch has powers that it can use to check and balance the operations and power of the other two branches. This was not enough though because they also needed checks and balances in the legislative branch. Bicameral Legislature which is the division of the legislative body, two chambers was then