Commander in Chief that runs our armed forces and Chief Diplomat where the

Commander in chief that runs our armed forces and

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Commander in Chief that runs our armed forces and Chief Diplomat where the President negotiates with other countries. Chief Legislator is where the President works with Congress on the budget, introduces new legislation and signs or vetoes legislation.The evolution of presidential power has been changed by many different presidents. Abraham Lincoln ignored congress by expanding the army and ordering blockades without Congress approval. Theodore Roosevelt sent Congress letters defining his legislative power and he took the lead to make the U.S. an international power. Woodrow Wilson sent bills to Congress that allowed him to take the lead role in international affairs. Franklin Roosevelt, the only 4-time president, lead the nation through the Great Depression and his New Deal program to help regulate the economy. During WWII, Roosevelt lead the country in the foreign affairs during the war. Today’s president has been shaped by the constitutional powers and with past presidents with strong personalities to expand the role of the president.Checks and BalancesWith three branches of our government this provides a checks and balance system. The Legislative branch is the one who makes the laws, the Executive branch carries out the laws and the Judicial branch interprets the laws. In the legislative branch making the laws, the checks and balance comes in when the judicial branch finds the laws unconstitutional. The President can veto a law but the legislative branch with enough votes can overrule the veto. The Executive branch can declare Executive Orders, but the Judicial branch may find them unconstitutional.
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5From a Bill to a Law ProcessWith all the checks and balances, a bill must go through an intense process to become a law. A Bill starts out as an idea and a draft is composed to begin the legislative process. The billis introduced to legislation and then the majority leader decides which committee to send it to and the committee chair moves the bill through the process of hearings. If the bill doesn't go through the hearing process the bill can ultimately be killed in the committee stage.
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  • Fall '15
  • Government, Separation of Powers, President of the United States, United States Congress, United States House of Representatives

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