The Founders of the Constitution FEDERALISM

The Founders of the Constitution FEDERALISM - The Founders...

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The Founders of the Constitution provided that the powers and duties of the federal government be divided among three separate branches: legislative, executive, and judicial (Mount, 2006). They set up a system of checks and balances. This system gives each branch of government enough power to prevent another branch from becoming too powerful. Within the legislative branch, the Congress can check the President by refusing to appropriate money for an executive department. It can also refuse to authorize the creation of new administrative agencies and can abolish existing ones (Mount, 2006). The Senate can reject a treaty made by the President, and a two-thirds vote of the Senate is required to ratify a treaty. It can reject presidential appointments by a majority vote. The House of Representatives has the power to impeach the President. The Senate has the power to try the President on such charges. Congress can check the judiciary by its power to create or abolish lower federal courts. Congress can also impeach federal judges. The Senate and House can check each other, since both houses must pass a bill before it
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2009 for the course QWE 65 taught by Professor Qasd during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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