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Checks and balances
each branch of government has the authority to block the other branches.
created by the constitiution to elect the president; public votes for electors then they vote for president.
the organizations and rules that structure government and political actions. president congress court media
corrupt parties that ran many cities and state governments in the 19th century.
network of influence and money flowing between defense contractors, military figures in the Pentagon, and defense policy officials and the White House.”
government program provided through joint efforts of private-sector actors and public officials.
system of government that rests ultimate governing power in its people, who may rule directly or via representatives