1. What are the constitutional and political limits and checks placed upon Congress and its power? Why does
Congress have more limitations and checks placed upon it compared to the other departments of government? What is the reason for this?
2. What is bicameralism? What are the practical-historical reasons for establishing a bicameral legislature? What are the reasons pertaining to federalism? What is deliberation, and why is it a requirement for Congress? How does bicameralism promote it?
3. What is representative government? What is a representative? Describe the ways in which Congress is a representative body. Who is represented and how? Explain the tension between the idea of representation as "refining and enlarging" the views of the people, and the idea of representation as an "agent" or a "delegate" of the people.
4. What are the ways in which the Presidency is understood to be an independent office? From whom is the President independent? Why is this independence established? Given this independence, what understanding of the role of executive power is found in the American constitutional and political system?
5. What is "executive prerogative"? What is "executive privilege"? Why do Presidents claim such prerogative and privilege?
Congress Congress has various powers but they are limited in certain areas. The areas are; When congress declares war, it... View the full answer