The Framers of the Constitution included the ability of Congress to override a veto as a way to check the power of the President. It is part of the system of checks and balances.
The farmers included a system of check and balances into the constitution because they believed that each branch of government can exercise checks, or controls, over the other branches. Not the FARMERS, man!
So no one branch of government would be too powerful.
To limit the powers so no one branch of the government has too much power.
The idea of the system of checks and balances was to prevent any one individual or part of government to dominate the others, flout the Constitution, or take complete control of the country.
to prevent one branch of the government from becoming too powerful
Checks and Balances.
using the system of checks and balances
He can use the check and balances system to check the other branches of government.
Republicanism, Federalism, Separation of Powers, Check and Balances
So that each branch could check on the other two and make sure that a branch didn't abuse their power. :)