All branches were not supposed to be equal, and predicted that Congress would be the most powerful branch. Evidence in Article 1 of Constitution. All powers of national gov. given to Congress (purse, new passageways, all revenue bills originate in the House and Presidents job is to faithfully execute the laws like the faithful servant of Congress. These day President can ignore laws by writing signing statements how they interpre the law. A check that works is the bicameral legislature created under different principles. Senate expected to be a more elite and conservative branch, and congress was supposed to be populist. Congress is least popular branch as everyone blames Congress. Two houses are designed to make Congress less efficient and power is too slow down laws. Representative government is biggest restraint an oxymoron. How close one in power can mimic the people, and governing has to do with taking power with control.
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United States Congress, United States House of Representatives, Bicameralism, Plurality voting system