POL115_Wk 2 Assignment_Samantha Jacobsen.docx - 1 Congress and the President Samantha Jacobsen POL\/115 April 8 2019 James Newman 2 Congress and the

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1Congress and the PresidentSamantha JacobsenPOL/115April 8, 2019James Newman
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2Congress and the PresidentToday, we will discuss the beginning of the Constitution of the United States and how it is in present day. The founding fathers wrote the Constitution to develop the national governmentof America, as well as, guarantee basic rights for the citizens (“Constitution, 2018). It was decided that there would be three branches, executive, legislative, and judicial. It was also decided that there would be two chambers of Congress, the Senate and House of Representatives.The Constitution states that each state will have two Senators along with a certain number of Representatives in the House, depending on the population size. CongressCongress is part of the legislative branch in the United States. There are many powers that Congress holds. Some of these powers include making laws, the ability to declare war, regulate commerce, raise an army or navy, and establish immigration rules (“The Powers of Congress”, 2019). There are two chambers that make up Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Constitution indicates that each state will have two senators , while the members of the House are based on the population size of each state, with there being at least one representative per state. The members of the House of Representatives serve two year terms, while the members of the Senate each serve six year terms. In the Senate, there are 100 members,
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