is at this convention that the groundwork begun for our government, as we now know it. From the Convention, the Constitution was signed in September of 1787. The United States now had established government with three branches that allowed for separation of powers. The design in the government allowed for a checks and balances system between all three branches, as well as established both state and federal authority. Congress is one of the three branches of government; it is part of the Legislative branch. Congress is primarily responsible for making laws, raising the military, declaring war, and printing money. The Senate consist of one hundred members that each serve a six-year term. There are two members from each state represented. The United States Congress if comprised ofa bicameral legislature, which is made up of the House of Representatives as well as the Senate. The House of Representatives has 435 members who each serve a two-year term. Both the Senate and the Housework together to pass bills. The seats are allocated based on the population that is measured by the U.S Census. Article One of the Constitution dictates the structure of the
Congress and the PresidentHouse and Senate. “Because both the House and the Senate can and often do amend bills, the bills that pass out of each chamber frequently look different.”. (Krutz & Waskiewicz, 2016, Chapter12) Once they have decided on approved bill, the bill is then passed to the President. ThePresident has the authority to approve the bill by signing in into law or vetoing the bill.