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CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY BY AMIEE HOWARD POL/115PROFESSOR LANE SEEVER
THE FOUNDING FATHERS •The Constitution•Government with three separate branches •Separation of powers•Checks and Balances
THE CONSTITUTION The U.S. Constitution is a living document that has served as the basis for U.S. government for more than two hundred years. It was written in 1787 by the Founding Fathers and amended twenty-seven times. The U.S. Constitution encompasses the thoughts process of both British and American thoughts surrounding government and power.
THE SEPARATION OF POWERSThe separation of powers in a democracy is to prevent abuse of power and to safeguard freedom for allThe separation of powers was made up of three separate branches of government, the legislative, executive, and judicial branches
CHECKS AND BALANCES •First, the legislative branch can pass a law. The way the executive branch checks that is by either agreeing with it or vetoing it.•Second, the judicial branch apprehends the laws. The executive branch checks that by choosing all the justices in the court.•Third, the executive branch can veto a bill. The legislative branch checks that by looking at it again and possibly cancelling the veto.
CONGRESS The United States Congress is the national government administrative body of the United States of America. The primary occupation of Congress is to make the laws for the United States that influence the regular day to day existences and ensure the rights.