Class Notes 9_18

Class Notes 9_18 - ○ Quick review between the branches...

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The First Branch Congress and the Paradox of Representative Government Congress: The First Branch and, by Intention, the Superior Branch Evidence of superiority in the Constitution Article I, Sec. 8 – all national government powers to the Congress Longest and most important section because it deals out the power that then national government had which was the whole reason why Articles were eliminated Should memorize/understand this article Article I, Sec. 9—Congress given “power of the Purse” Article 1, Sec. 7—all revenue (tax) bills originate in House Article II, Sec. 3—president to faithfully execute the laws President works for someone else, congress passes law he can veto it but if congress decided to pass the law he has to faithfully execute President is the servant of Congress President isn’t given the authority to write the law What happened to Checks and Balances?
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Unformatted text preview: ○ Quick review between the branches ○ Another check, built into Congress: Bicameralism Having two houses Are created under two different principles • The Most effective Check of all: the principle of representative government ○ Representative government: an oxymoron Its very inefficient because there are hundreds of people making decisions Representation has to do with the relationship between the elected person and the elector Governing means taking action into what needs to be done ○ True meaning: representing versus governing Problems of Representation • Two kinds of Representation ○ Sociological representation—a picture of society The extent to which the makeup of the members related to the makeup of members of society ○ Agency representation—how to maximize accountability...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2009 for the course GOVT 111 taught by Professor Lowi during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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