The principle organ of the US state is to legislate, represent and scrutinise the other, safely separated, branches of the government. First of the three elements in which Congress’s primary role plays is in legislation. The very first article of the Constitution lays out how this is done. Bills initiated by both the President and members of Congress are almost certain to be substantially modified as they go through the legislative process, making it very difficult for the President or any political faction to force through their policy agenda. Congress has been somewhat effective in passing laws such as the PATRIOTIC Act under Bush and the Healthcare Reform Act under Obama both show’s that Congress can legislate when it needs be, especially with a majority in both houses.
Erik Hansen The judicial branch... the ones who really sit on top In the United States we are supposed to have a government with three equal branches to it that share the same amount of power to be used to keep each other in balance. It is hard to tell if that is actually the case though. Most would think that the president, since they are always in public eye, holds the most power. Congress has is also often in the public eye, with cspan, and elections, but the Supreme Court judges are simply appointed to a life long position unless they do something outrages. There would need to be a lot of checks in order to balance this major power supply.
Drew Carbonneau December 2, 2013 U.S. History I CP How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? The constitution guarded against tyranny in many ways. In 1787 55 men representing The American States met in Philadelphia to fix their government. Everybody from the States could have a say in this, and all agree equally to guard against tyranny. Tyranny is a government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power.
Why a more centralized and stronger constitution/government was needed? The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (#10) is perhaps the most famous and highly regarded of the Federalist papers. It was written by one of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution, James Madison, and was published by the Dailey Advisor on Thursday, November 22, 1787. (1) Howard Zinn says, “Madison argued that a representative government… vote of the majority.”(2) According to Madison a faction is “a number of citizens, whether amounting to the majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse or passion, or of interest.”(3) When Madison says majority and minority, he is referring to the
Washington led the revolutionary war which began the birth of a new nation which goes under foreign policy, helped with the constitution that had much to do with equal rights, and dealt with the whiskey rebellion. Also Washington set the standards for all of the other presidents which was very important. The 3rd best president based off my criteria is Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy built the Panama Canal, built up the navy,
Powers of government are separated into three main categories. The legislative branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Constitution gives Congress the authority to ratify legislation and declare war. (The Legislative Branch) They are also responsible for making laws. Locke would support these obligations of legislation.
Under Article I of the Constitution however, Congress holds many exclusive and monumentary powers, including but not limited to: budgetary powers (taxation, control of national debt), military powers (declare war), lawmaking (passing federal legislation), representation of constituents, investigation, and serving its consittuents. Congress also has dominion over other branches of government: the House of Representatives, for example, holds control over impeaching governement officials and controls the budget for other branches. The Senate must approve treaties and holds power to confirm or unapprove “...federal judgeships, ambassadorships, and cabinet level posts” (Katznelson, Kesselman, Draper, p.45).
Final Exam Research Paper In 1774 a group of delegates from each state got together and were called the continental congress. This so called continental congress got together the Declaration of Independence which started the beginning of the American politics, in which three main issues have builded ever since, the constitutional, congress, and the presidency. The constitution one of the most important documents of the united states grants specific powers to each branch of governments which are the: legislative branch, executive branch and the judicial branch. The congress is another way of law and authority of the United States. Congress has many powers in the United States, for example they can band some rules if they think it’s the right
John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for 34 years, was the most influential person in regards to shaping the constitution interpretation to the conservative. John Marshall affirmed the right of judicial review over Congressional legislation; however, the Chief Justice contributed much more to the Judicial Branch and the federal government. He used his traits to position the Judiciary as a co-equal branch of the United States’ government and to prevent the states from eroding federal power after the Eleventh Amendment was ratified. He made the judicial branch of the government the most powerful, in giving it the ability to interpret acts. Some monumental cases shaped the constitution along conservative lines are Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, Dartmouth v. Woodward, and Gibbons v Ogden.
The main reasons for Australia federating were Defence, Immigration, Transport and trade and Taxes. After the British passed legislation on 1st January 1901, Australia became a federated country. This meant that it was established as a constitutional monarch because they were both established with a written constitution and controlled by the head of State, the Queen. The Constitution was important in this process because it sets out the basic rules that must be followed for the system of government Australia had. The only way it can be changed in anyway, is through a referendum.