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What are three powers found in the executive branch and three powers found in the legislative branch? Using the concept of checks and balance describe how the branches interact. Use a current event to illustrate that interaction.

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  1. For the powers, please see Article I, Section 8, and Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

    http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

    The basic idea is that Congress proposes laws and the president either approves or disapproves them. If he vetoes a bill, the Congress can override him with a 2/3 vote.

    The Health Care bill caused President Obama to scale back his ideas and compromise in order to get the bill to pass Congress.

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