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Sabina

Bacino
12/12/14
History 2
Armstrong

Mercy Otis Warren claims that The executive and the legislature are so
dangerously [combined] that [it should cause people to be alarmed] There is no
[system] for [making sure that the power does not stay] in the same hands for life
(DBW Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists). I disagree with her statement because the
system of checks and balances gives the legislative, judicial, and executive branch
equal, and limited power. According to Hart, checks and balances is the system that
allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches (Hart
126). This means that Mercy Otis Warren is incorrect when she says that there is no
system. To keep the branches from dominating each other the branches of
government are able to limit the other branches power in a system called checks
and balances. Although the Supreme Court term is for life, the legislative branch is
made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of
Representatives composes of members chosen every two years, and the senate six
years. The executive branch is vested in the President of the United States who has a
term of 4 years according to the Constitution. This proves that there is a system to
make sure the citizens lifes are not in the same hands for life.

Bacino, Sabina

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:54:24 AM Pacific Standard Time

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