Confederation Executive Branch

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The Articles of Confederation created a confederation. The National Government consisted of a single legislative body, called Congress. The National Government had certain powers for the Articles of Confederation. At first there was no judicial or executive branch under the Articles. Problems came about because the government under the Articles of Confederation didn 't have enough power. States started to print their own money behind the laws back, they participated in foreign trade negotiations, and they organized their own armed forces. All of these issues led to the Constitutional Convention. Delegates wanted to divide power in the federal government. They refused to let the powers be taken over by just one man or group. They were scared…show more content…
The Executive branches job is to carry out the laws. The power of the Executive branch is in the President of the United States. He also acts as the Commander-in-Chief and the head of state. The President is in charge of enforcing laws. The Vice President plays a huge role in the Executive branch. Without the Vice President the Executive branch wouldn 't work properly. The independent federal agencies and the Cabinet are responsible for making sure federal laws are administered. These departments are responsible for many things. These thing are very divergent, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Social Security Administration, and the Department of Defense. The Executive branch employees close to 4 million americans. There are 15 executive departments that carry out administration of the government. These 15 executive departments are joined by other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency. The President address’s the heads of 50 federal commissions. This consists of the Securities and Exchange commission and the Federal Reserve Board. The EOP (Executive Office of the President) is a group of staff for the President. The Executive Branch performs diplomacy with nations. The President has full authority to sign and negotiate treaties. One of the Presidents duties is to assign the Executive branches orders. The President has complete unlimited power to elongate pardons for federal crimes. This is with the exception of cases of impeachment. The Constitution only requires three qualifications in order for Presidency. The President must be a legally born citizen to the United States, he must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years, and he must be at least 35 years of age. Currently, in the Electoral College there are 538 electors. The Vice Presidents main job is to be ready to take up Presidency for any reason at any time. This could be due to anything, temporary incapacitation, resignation, or death of a President. The Vice
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