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Congress and the PresidentNatasha ShotwellPOL/115October 1, 2018James Newman
Congress and the PresidentWhen learning about Congress and the President, it is important to understand what they both do and what makes up Congress. Congress is essential to how our government is ran. “Article I of the Constitution describes the legislative branch, called Congress.After hashing out the terms of the Great Compromise, the framers created a Bicamerallegislature, with a lower chamber called the House of Representatives and an upper chamber called the Senate.” ("Sparknotes",2018). Congress is the central area made up of both the House of Representativesand the Senate. “The House of Representatives – or lower house– is the most democratic and national-oriented of the two bodies.” ("Difference Between ",2018). The biggest difference between The house of Representatives and the Senate is the fact that The House of Representative was made for the politicians that the people elected specifically to be their representative and who we hold the most accountable. The House is also larger than the Senate as the representatives are determined by the state’s population. The Senate has two representatives from each state and those members are not elected by the people, but by other legislators within the state. Congress and the President has many different powers that they were granted when the Constitution was made. Congresses main well known power is the power to create laws for the United States. In order for this to happen though, The House of Representatives and the Senate has to agree to pass the same form of the law. There are also other powers that they share “which are listed in Article I, Section 8. These include the power to declare war, coin money, raise an