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The constitution keeps the power evenly distributed between the three branches of government by using a system of checks and balances. This basically means that if one branch is exceeding the limits of power, another branch can "check" it.

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depends. are you referring to in relation of federal government to states or federal government within itself? Between states, the constitution lays out a "federal system" where states are given certain powers that the federal government does not have and vice versa. For example, the federal government has the power to wage and conduct wars, while the individual states do not. Within federal government itself, there is a separation of powers between the three branches; legislative (Congress), the executive (President), and the judiciary (Supreme and federal court system). The Constitution allocates certain and sometimes, but not always explicit, powers to each of the branches. For example, the judiciary is widely viewed as having the power to conduct judicial review, though does not have the power to enforce its decisions (such as issuing a writ of mandamus). Another example is that the President cannot make treaties officially with other countries as that is a responsibility of the Senate chamber of Congress.

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the constitution can prevent any one branch of the government from becoming too powerful by using checks and balances

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the 3 different branches check on each other and keep the balance.

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