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Interactions among branches of government

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Article I of the ConstitutionThe Senate and the House of Representatives: lesson overview
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How a bill becomes a lawThe House of Representatives in comparison to the SenateSenate filibusters, unanimous consent and clotureDiscretionary and mandatory outlays of the US federal governmentEarmarks, pork barrel projects and logrollingStructures, powers, and functions of Congress: lesson overview
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Representatives as delegates, trustees, and politicosGerrymanderingBaker v. CarrShaw v. Reno (1993)Divided government and gridlock in the United StatesCongressional behavior: lesson overview
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Congressional behavior: advancedGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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Article II of the ConstitutionFormal and informal powers of the US presidentExecutive ordersPresidential signing statementsRoles and powers of the president: lesson overview
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AP Gov: CON‑4 (EU), CON‑4.B (LO), CON‑4.B.1 (EK), CON‑4.B.2 (EK)
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Senate checks on presidential appointmentsChecks on the presidency: lesson overview
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Checks on the presidency: advancedGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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Expansion of presidential powerChanges to the role of the presidencyFederalist No. 70Expansion of presidential power: lesson overview
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The president's bully pulpit Technology and presidential communicationPresidential communication: lesson overview
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Article III of the ConstitutionMarbury v. MadisonFederalist No. 78The judicial branch: lesson overview
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Stare decisis and precedent in the Supreme Court
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Legitimacy of the judicial branchGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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Executive and legislative disagreements with the Supreme CourtChecks on the judicial branchState checks on the judicial branchSenate confirmation as a check on the judicial branchJudicial activism and judicial restraintIncreased politicization of the Supreme CourtChecks on the judicial branch: lesson overview
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Checks on the judicial branch: advancedGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
AP Gov: PMI‑2 (EU), PMI‑2.A (LO), PMI‑2.A.1 (EK), PMI‑2.A.2 (EK)
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Introduction to the federal bureaucracyIron triangles and issue networksFunctions and responsibilities of the bureaucracy: lesson overview
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Discretionary and rulemaking authority of the federal bureaucracyCongressional oversight of the bureaucracyAuthority and accountability of the bureaucracy: lesson overview
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About this unit

How Congress, the presidency, the courts, and the bureaucracy compete, cooperate, and hold one another accountable in governing the United States. The legislative, executive and judicial branches are each granted formal, or enumerated, powers by the Constitution; each branch also exercises certain informal powers.
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