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1 Congress and the President Jeremy Coach POL/115 11/5/18 Joseph Zodl
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Figures title: 2 Congress and the President The way our legislative and the executive branches run our country have its roots to the beginning of our country and our constitution. Our founding fathers were intent on making sure neither the president had too much power and wanted to be sure they had very specific powers and roles within our new government. These two powerful and important roles are known as Congress and the Presidency. Congress Congress is a Bicameral house made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The makeup of these two houses was chosen very carefully by our founding fathers at the Constitutional convention. The Senate is made up by two senators from each state as to give all states equal representation. This idea was proposed through the New Jersey Plan which proposed that all states had “equal representation regardless of population” (“The Almost Painless Guide, ”2000). The house of representative, on the other hand, is built based on the population of each state with the larger states having more representatives than the smaller states an idea proposed by the Virginia Plan laid out at the Constitutional Convention. These two parts that make up the legislative branch are tasked with making new laws, handling any impeachment proceedings, recommend amendments to the constitution, make budgets, and check the president’s decisions on personnel and treaties and vetoes by gaining a two-thirds vote to stop any of his decisions.
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