History of the United States
Politics and Government
US Constitution

What does balance of powers refer to?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2015-04-09 15:09:37
2015-04-09 15:09:37

In speaking about the US Federal government, it was created in a fashion to divide the powers of the central government into three branches. By doing so, and delegating a vast amount of power to the states that created it, the nation ensured itself that tyranny could not evolve from the Federal government. Laws must be voted on by a Congress, no law can come into law and be enforced unless the Executive branch has a hand in it. And, despite the actions of the former two branches of government, the Supreme Court can nullify any law or practice by the former two branches that does not meet the standards set by the US Constitution. Also, the members of the US Supreme Court must be nominated by the head of the executive branch, the president, and approved by the Senate. Supreme Court justices can be impeached and removed by the Congress for crimes. This is a two step process. Taken as a whole, the balance of power in the Federal government, is a close as a true balance then can be constructed. And, if it needs to be reconstructed, there is a Constitutional method on how this can be accomplished.


Related Questions

she had powers of revenge and balance

Nemesis's powers were Revenge and balance.

Balance refer to the stability of the body.Types of Balanceone pointed balancetwo pointed balancethree pointed balance

The balance of powers refers to the separation of powers, and the idea of ambition-limiting-ambition outlined by the founding fathers in the constitution. This is one of many checks and balances, but not the only one, or the same thing...

Had Congress allowed six more justices on the Supreme Court, how might have this changed the balance of powers

checks and balance relies on different power to check and balance. Therefore, separation of these powers is required for proper check and balance

to continue to check and balance the balance of powers in Europe They did not want the Russians to control the Black Sea.

Stay the same maintain its osmotic balance

Yes , go to or refer to the related links below .

The balance of powers in the government...

Mechanical equilibrium is: - the state of rest or balance due to equal action of two opposite forces. - the equal balance of any powers

The check and balance system is also called the Separation of Powers. It is so no party or part of government has too much power..

No, "police powers" usually refers to the states' rights to pass laws and take actions to keep the state and its citizens secure.

A no balance transfer fee typically will refer to two credit cards. It is saying that if you decide to switch your credit card balance from one card to another you will not have a fee associated with that transaction.

Balance the powers of the President, protect individual liberties, and pass the laws of the land.

checks and balancesthe system of checks and balances. EDIT - I always called it the balance of powers.

The balance between police powers and individual rights is one that must be struck by any democratic society.

Please refer to the following url:

static equilibrium it is an equal balance between any powers

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.