The Principle Of Separation Of Powers In The Constitution

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The Founders included this principle of Separation of Powers in the Constitution because they wanted to make sure that no one faction had more power than another. Separation of Powers gives each of the three branches a specific power. For example, the Legislative power goes to congress, the Executive power goes to the President (and others of course), and the Judicial power goes to the Supreme Court. However, these separations can cause problems because one group could potentially gain too much control and overpower another branch. Therefore, to avoid a monarchy the Founders found it necessary to implement “Checks and Balances” on each branch. While the executive branch’s job is to execute passed laws, they also have the power to veto bills
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