This gave the United States government equal branches of government with their

This gave the united states government equal branches

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place for the purpose of not giving one branch more power over the other. This gave the United States government equal branches of government with their own set of responsibilities to ensure the country ran properly along with officials running it. The legislative branch writes laws, and the executive branch signs those bills into law as well as enforces laws. The judiciary branch interprets the laws in reference to the Constitution and can deem them unconstitutional. The executive branch forms a budget for each fiscal year, but Congress must first approve of the budget because they hold the power of "the purse". Roles and Responsibilities of the President The importance of having a strong military has been recognized since the founding of the nation. This importance led to the President is the Commander in Chief. The President has been given the power to make treaties with foreign powers through the Constitution. The President has the power to appoint judges, cabinet members, ambassadors, and other officials through the
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CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT 4 guidance of the Senate, who makes the final decision. The President has also been given veto power to strike down bills that have been passed through Congress. How Bills Become Laws Bills are typically written in the House of Representatives. A representative (congressperson) authors the bill, and there generally are co-sponsors that sign their name to the bill in an effort to show support. The bill then gets brought to the floor for a vote if approved, to do so. If the bill receives a majority vote in the House of Representatives, then it will be passed
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  • Fall '15
  • United States Constitution, Separation of Powers, President of the United States, United States Congress, United States House of Representatives

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