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Which branch of government interprets the Constitution? the Judicial branch. What is the function of the Executive branch? Carry out laws. Who is head of the Executive branch? the President. What gives Congress the power to make laws? the Constitution. What are checks and balances? system of overlapping powers designed to create one branch from becoming more powerful than the others. What is judicial review? The ability of the courts to review laws, and determine whether it upholds or violates the Constitution. What is a veto? The President's power to reject bills passed by congress. What is impeach? The ability of congress to review the actions of any executive officer. What is Federalism? The division of power between the National and State's governments. What is the duty of the Legislative branch? To pass bills that they may become law or statutes. The Living Constitution