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The Distribution of Power in Government

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The legislative branch has the power to do all of the following, except:

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1. Which of the following is a power of the executive branch?

2. The judicial branch has the power of judicial review. This means judges can:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your level of comprehension on power distribution in the government. You will be evaluated on the power the legislative branch has and the power of the executive branch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following information:

  • Meaning of judicial review
  • Power of the legislative branch
  • Reasoning behind the system of checks and balances
  • The number of branches present in the U.S. government
  • Power of the executive branch

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the system of checks and balances and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on power distribution in the government
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of judicial review

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on the power distribution of the government, which is called The Distribution of Power in Government. The lesson, quiz, and worksheet contain the following objectives:

  • Recall basic events before and after the American Revolution
  • Review the idea behind the separation of powers
  • Learn about the parts of the legislative branch and the decisions this branch can make
  • Examine what a veto is and its role in laws
  • Identify the difference between what is considered constitutional and unconstitutional
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