Advantages And Disadvantages Of Maddison

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Maddison Model is a type of government’s system that the powers of the government are separated into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial (Bardes, 2015); these three branches are not only independent but also mutually restricted. Although implementing the Maddison model into the constitution is a wise decision, it also has many drawbacks during the period of implementation. In this essay, I will explain my opinion clearly from definition of Maddison model, separation of power and checks and balances, and advantages and disadvantages of checks and balances. After the Constitutional convention in 1787, the Maddison model was adopted into the constitution, and the major purpose of using this model is to prevent the tyranny of the majority. James Maddison proposed and implemented this scheme so that the rights and influences of each branches would be conditioned and balanced by the other parts, which gives Congress the right to passing law, the President the right of enforcing the law, and the Court to interpreting the law. Based on the Article I, II, and III of the constitution of the United Stated, the principle of separation of powers stipulates that the executive, legislative and judicial powers of the government should be divided into three different branches, rather than into one branch. Its purpose is to prevent power concentration and provide checks and balances. Thus, separation of power refers to dividing the responsibility into different branches to restrict any branch from exercising its core functions from another…show more content…
Thus, it can also understand and sum up the advantages and disadvantages for checks and balances explicitly, and through analyze those advantages and disadvantages it can clearly comprehend why the framers yearn the Executive branch to be separate from the Legislative
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