P a g e | 1Congress & The PresidencyKatelyn Autry-AgenPOL/115Instructor: James Newman
P a g e | 2Congress & The PresidentWhile first forming the policies and procedures of the government, the founding fathers had certain intentions for the way they structured the branches of government and the content contained in the constitution. For almost 230 years this government has operated successfully due in part to the hard work put in by the founding fathers. Of course, some changes have been made along the way but for the most part they were successful in their endeavor to create a different kind of government. It leaves one to wonder what the founding fathers would things of todays activities in the political world.The founding fathers created the constitution that is the basis of which our government is ran. The constitution is made up of three parts, the first part is the preamble basically an intro to what the constitution was formed for. The second part is the 7 articles with the first 3 describing the 3 branches and their individual responsibilities. The last part is where all the amendments are listed the first 10 being the bill of rights. The legislative branch otherwise known as congress is made up of a House of representative and a Senate. The Senate is composed of two senators per state and serve a term of 6 years while representatives are based on the coordinating states size and serve a 2-year term. According to The Constitution of the United States “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide
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Separation of Powers, President of the United States, United States Congress