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Branches of Government Paper
HIS/301
3/7/2011
Ric Hulshoff

Branches of Government Paper
The forefathers of the United States had a great vision and saw that there was a need within the government to be divided into different branches. Before this was done, this was the first time that a democratic system was put into place from scratch all at once. The three branches that were created were the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Reverting back to other countries and kings that had abused power, the four fathers created these three branches so that a greedy and strong president wouldn’t have the power to take over the system, instead there would be checks and balances procedures that would be put into place. These three branches are co-equal in the since of power that each one has over the other. In order for a law to be passed, the president of the United States must sign the laws approval. If Congress has supermajority when passing a law, it may be approved if not then it has to be signed by the president. Laws may be found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and have the laws vetoed. The Supreme Court justices are nominated by the president and then approved by the Senate. This is an honored job to have within the justice system, once the individual is honored by receiving a seat in the Supreme Court justice, they are appointed for life so they don’t have to be worried about re-elections. These three branches of government are designed to interact smoothly with each other and keep a checks and balances structure among them. The legislative branch is the most populated with elected officials. The legislative branch is responsible for taxation, enacting legislation, power to promote general welfare, and the power to declare war. The executive branch mainly consists of the commander in chief. Any legislation that has been written by Congress will be signed by the president or vetoed by the president. The judicial branch is made up of the nine...
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