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1Congress and the PresidentJasmine MorrisPOL/115April 8, 2019Scott Racek
2Congress and the PresidentThe United States Government, as we are familiar with today is a product of the failures experienced by the Founding Fathers in their creation of a nation. In America’s infancy, the Articles of Confederation were used to establish the nation as a republic. The Articles were flawed in that it was much too difficult to alter them as needed, and it also weakened the nation in a holistic way. This is when the Constitutional Convention met over the summer of 1787. It was in this convention that the ground word for our government as we are more familiar with was laid. The Convention signed the Constitution in September of 1787. The United States Constitution established our national government with three distinct branches to create a separation of power. Within this separation were a number of checks and balances both between branches as well as the rights of the Federal government versus State authority. The intention of the founding fathers was to ensure the inability of the accrual of absolute power, leading to absolute corruption. Congressional Structure, Granted Powers, Checks and BalancesThe United States Constitution not only establishes the legislative and executive branchesof the government, it also details the powers granted to each. The United States Congress is comprised of a bicameral legislature made up of the House of Representatives as well as the Senate. The House of Representatives sits four hundred and thirty-five representatives from all