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...American Government In order to avoid the abuse of power by the three arms of the government, the judiciary, the legislature and the executive, separation of powers, as a political doctrine is provided for by the USA constitution. This provision is in form of checks and balances, providing for each arm of the government the powers and responsibilities that it should exercise (Kilman and Costello, 12). The idea of separation of powers is found in the first three articles of the American constitution. These articles provides for different duties and powers, with the first article handling the roles of the house and the senate, the second article providing for the powers and responsibilities... ...