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The powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution for each branch of government have shifted over the years as a result of decisions made by the Supreme Court. Using the U.S. Constitution, library, Internet, or any other available materials, list and discuss three ways to achieve greater balance of power among the three branches of the federal government. Be sure to reference all sources using APA style. When commenting to other students’ posts, address the suggested ways they pose of achieving balance among the branches. Why might you agree or disagree with these?

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CRJS400-DB1NameClassDateProfessorCRJS400-DB1 The United States Constitution is the highest law in America. Every law created in America must follow the standards defined in the Constitution and provides the framework for the government of the United States. Rights that are listed under the Constitution are law and Additional rights that have been added to the Constitution are called Amendments. The Constitution was designed to protect citizens and make it illegal for the government to infringe on these rights. The concept of Separation of Powers is embodied in the Constitution in the 1st Article, in the 2nd Article, and in the 3rd Article (Natelson, 2009). The framers of the Constitution were concerned with the government ruling the land and have ultimate power of the people and the states. Three branches of government were created to prevent any one branch of the government from having ultimate power. Each branch contains specific powers and each of these powers is limited, or checked, by another branch (McGranahan, 1998). The system of checks and balances was created in the first three articles of the constitution. The first article is th

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