Government Essay

1707 WordsJan 20, 20097 Pages
Government As supported by John Locke, the American government a democracy government is important in history because it helped organize the country by allowing to the people (the American government’s source) to contribute in decisions making of the government; and to aid the government better meet the people’s needs. The Constitution did a good job of making sure that the national government did not become too powerful. The Constitution also made sure that the national government had enough power to meet the needs of the people. The system of Checks and Balances; and the bill of rights (federalists papers); were examples of how the Constitution did it best of keeping the national government from becoming too powerful. The Elastic Clause or (implied powers), and the unwritten Constitution; were ways by which the national government was provided with enough power to meet the people’s needs. The Constitution did a good job of making sure the national government did not become too powerful. The Check and Balances system was one evidence that proved this. The system of Check and Balances made sure the national government did not become too powerful by making sure that one branch of the federal government did not become too powerful than the other two. This explained that to check the power of each other; the Congress can impeach the President and the Supreme Court judges; the President can veto laws passed by the Congress, appoint or dismiss the Supreme Court judges; and the Supreme Court can declare the President’s actions and the Congress’ laws to be unconstitutional. This demonstrates that the national government was not too powerful because the Congress had the power to impeach the President, and that prevented the President from abusing the people’s rights. The system of Check and Balances was very useful in making sure that the

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