The U. S. government is controlled through the separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. Powers are further divided into federal, state, and local government. Choose ALL reasons why these power divisionscontrol government. A) Checks and balances ensure one branch of government does not have too much power. B) The separation of powers divides government power into three individual branches. C) Separating government into levels allows states to make some decisions for themselves. Eliminate D) The federal government can make individual state laws for different states when needed. E) The legislative, judicial, and executive branches can all make laws at the state level.