The Consequences Of Separation Of Powers, The Constitution, And Federalism

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The presidency comes with vast arrays of roles and responsibilities: approving/vetoing every bill passed, making sure laws made by congress are carried out, and simply presiding over meetings of the association. But the presidents many responsibilities are constrained due to the Separation of powers, the Constitution, and Federalism. Without these constraints, the President would have all the power he wanted, essentially having a monarchy not a democracy. For instance, separation of powers creates three separate branches of government, each with their own special powers. The Constitution creates reliability, making the president co-operate with the other branches of government. And Federalism causes both the national and state government to work with each other. Thus, Separation of powers, the Constitution, and Federalism are three major factors which constrains the presidents’ powers.…show more content…
But all leaders need some kind of limitation, which is where the Separation of Powers comes in. The Separation of Powers creates the three branches of government: Legislative, Executive and Judicial, each with their own system of powers and regulations. The Legislative branch has the powers to create, amend, and change laws. The Executive branch carries out the laws created by the legislature, and is where the president resides. And the Judicial branch explains the laws as well as checking to make sure all laws are constitutional. Thus, creating checks and balances which allows all three branches to check the powers of the other branches to prevent any certain branch from becoming too powerful. This limits the presidents’ powers due to the powers of the other branches. For instance, the judicial branch can rule an action by the president unconstitutional, and the legislative branch can over-ride a presidents’ veto at any one
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