The Branches Of Government

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The Branches of Government Barbara Dasent University of Phoenix HIS 301 U.S. Constitution Instructor; Professor Barrella Jessica October 29, 2008 The Branches of Government According to the US Constitution the separation of powers historically was dated as far back as ancient Greece but the concept was devised by the contemporary farmers and the refinement influenced the establishment of the three branches of the Constitution. According to this same source, Aristotle favored a mixed government came up with aristocracy, monarchy, and democracy, but not seeing any as ideal, the three will only be useful by combining the best aspect of each. In 1656, these ideas were brought up to date by James Harrington whom proposed…show more content…
This way of thinking was totally different from that of England who was a monarchy even up to now. Americans going a different and bold direction with the well established Constitution made sure that this Constitution was monarchy hostile. An example will be the title of nobility, which states that the title of nobility usually leads to inequality among people even though there is no such thing as equality but the theory was still created a government where under the circumstances people are treated equal. Therefore, the main reason the Constitution was dedicated to the idea and goal of equality. In other to discourage monarchy and reinforce the American idea, our founding fathers came up with the three branches of government where they would each have certain role to fulfill, share power which will allow them to oversee each other. This will help each branch to keep a watchful eye on the other two branches so that each branch would comply with the constitution so as not to usurp power and turn in to monarchy. These branches include the Legislative branch, the Executive branch and the Judicial…show more content…
Usually larger groups are not likely to try to take in so much power as compared to individuals and possibly small groups. Now in this century, Congress has the opposite problem. Congress is not misusing power but rather failing to do the duties that it is responsible for, which accordingly is treason to the Constitution (U.S.A constitution.) The Judicial branch even though overseas other branches of government, no one overseas them which means there are self regulatory therefore, can police themselves. This has made the Supreme Court of the United State to bypass the check and balance system. This branch of government is supposed to maintain justice for the people. According to the Constitution, it has the role of justice
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