Crash Course Government and Politics
Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government #3
Episode 3 | 8m 30s
In theory, the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Brach are designed to keep each other in check, and to keep any branch from becoming too powerful. In reality, the system was designed to keep the president from becoming some kind of autocrat. For the most part, it has worked.
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