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Checks and Balances Check-up
Listen to and read the scenarios presented in the slide show. Answer the questions using the Checks and Balances chart.
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1A. Which person or group is exercising (using) their power in a way that might need to be checked (limited or stopped)?
1 point
1B. What action can be taken to check (limit or stop) the power of the person or group?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
1C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
1D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
2A. Which person or group is exercising (using) their power in a way that might need to be checked (limited or stopped)?
1 point
2B. What action can be taken to check (limit or stop) the power of the person or group?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
2C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
2D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
3A. Which person or group is exercising (using) their power in a way that might need to be checked (limited or stopped)?
1 point
3B. What action can be taken to check (limit or stop) the power of the person or group?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
3C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
3D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
4A. Which person or group is exercising (using) their power in a way that might need to be checked (limited or stopped)?
1 point
4B. What action can be taken to check (limit or stop) the power of the person or group?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
4C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
4D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
Which person or group exercised (used) their power to assure that 18 years were given their right?
1 point
5B. What action could be taken to change the voting rights of 18 year olds?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
5C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
5D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
6A. The Congress is taking action but so is someone else. Which other person or group is exercising (using) their power in a way that might need to be checked (limited or stopped)?
1 point
6B. What action can be taken to check (limit or stop) the power of the person or group?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
6C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
6D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
7A. Which person or group is exercising (using) their power in a way that might need to be checked (limited or stopped)?
1 point
7B. One action the Supreme Court could take is to declare the action unconstitutional. What other action can be taken to check (limit or stop) the President in this case?
After selecting the action from your yellow checks and balances chart, find your choice on this drop down menu and select it as your answer.
1 point
7C. Which branch would take that action?
1 point
7D. What building does that branch work in?
1 point
Do you feel that you understand how checks and balances works? *
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