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Running head: CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT1Congress and The PresidentFamata Y. CarterPOL/115January 14, 219Professor David Diamond
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT2Congress and The PresidentThis paper will address the Constitution of the United of America in its infancy and what it is in present terms. The founding fathers who wrote the Constitution did so in an attempt to ensure that each of the thirteen states were to be equally represented in the governing of the country. It was concluded that the two chambers of congress (the senate and house of representatives) would be equally represented. Each state has two senators and different numbersof representatives depending on their size. The President and Congress works together to get things done to benefit the American people.CongressCongress is one of the three branches (legislative branch) of government of the United States of America (U.S.). Some of the primary responsibilities of Congress are: making laws, raising the military, declaring war, coining and printing money and controls commerce and trade.It is made up of two chambers- the senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate consist of 100 members that serves a six-year term but about one-third of senators are up for re-election every two years. The Senate is responsible for confirming most of the presidential appointments. The House of Representative has 435 members who serves a two-year term. The House is