Summary Of Checks And Balances

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The most important subject in Chapter 2, in my opinion, is about the parts of the American legal system and being able to understand it. There are two principles that our legal system is based on, federalism and a system of checks and balances. The three branches of the US government are Judicial, legislative, and executive. A system of checks and balances was developed so that none of the branches could be more powerful than the other. The law of the Constitution takes precedence over all state laws and state constitutions. There are different classifications of laws. They are: Civil or Private Law, Public Law (criminal and administrative). The United States has two types of court systems, state and federal. Finally, this chapter discusses
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