I disagree with Alexander Hamilton 's statement that the "Judiciary is the weakest branch of government” today. It might be the case because the judiciary branch is hardly in the media. Both the president and congress always making noise. They are always on the news, the president is trying to do something and complaining that congress is holding him back, for example “Obama Care”, and congress is all talk and no action especially, for issues that matter to the normal people for example, healthcare and taxes issues. On the other hand, judiciary branch is quite and hardly in the news and that’s what Hamilton probably meant by the “weakest branch” (The Judiciary, 2017).
The longest serving Chief Justice in Supreme Court history, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a major role in the improvement of the American legal system (Mod. 3b). John Marshall was a chief for 34 years leading the supreme court. Chief John Marshall performed a key role in the power of the federal and state governments during the mid-nineteenth century. Marshall gave it the strength and weight of the third, equivalent branch of government. Marshall's Court formed the new country with its understanding of the Constitution and the setting up of various early appropriate points of reference that was better describe, the part and size of the federal government.
The Federalist agreed with the Constitution and its provisions. The wanted to create a strong federal government that will combine both the federal and the states as one nation. One of the weakness that the Articles of Confederation address is that the state had rights to levy taxes and regulate commerce. The states where in charge of the money coming in. The government concern was that if the states did not provide funds for the military they could not do anything about it.
To what extent can the Legislative and Judicial branches of the American Federal Government limit the powers of the President? The Constitution of the United States divides the federal government into three branches. The legislative branch makes the laws, Executive branch carries out the laws and lastly the Judicial branch evaluates the laws. The Founding Fathers were dubious of one person or group from exerting too much power.
Over time, the president’s executive power has dramatically increased in cases of emergency and war. One such case is that of George W. Bush and his stance of preemptive strikes on Iraq known as the Bush Doctrine. The doctrine was met with much support, however, caused much controversy later. The Bush Doctrine, although allowed, was in violation of the Constitution and lacked approval from congress.
Niccolò Machiavelli, better known as the father of modern political theory, wrote the famous socio-political treatise The Prince, during a dark time in his career. In The Prince, there are several policies that can be found in the American government, specifically in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Many of our American leaders have adopted similar policies as Machiavelli's book is recognized as a political manual for many leaders. Obviously, there are many common themes in The Prince and The United States government's policies, such as the idea of arming one's citizens along with how leaders are brought to power; however, there are also many differences, in particular, the distribution of power in government.
The us constitution and the Articles of Confederation are similar but different in many ways. The articles of confederation line out the basic ideas of government and written in the US Constitution are the expanded ideas that make the United States Unique. The Articles of confederation #7 states that all of the United States of America have to vote for the ratification of one thing. This was established to keep silly laws/acts to the Articles of Confederation from being amended but as more important amendments had to ratified it became nearly impossible to have all of the state representatives vote together for the ratification of one thing.
The executive branch includes and is led by the President of the United States of America. Furthermore, this branch also includes the cabinet, executive, and independent agency departments. The President is able to veto the proposition of a new law and designate federal judges and federal posts. The President is also given the power to grant forgiveness to a crime that has been committed. As well as negotiate with foreign countries and treaties about situations and certain topics.
The writers of the U.S. Constitution were determined not to let a person get complete control over the new American Government. When a person gets complete control over the government it is called tyranny. If the central government had all of the power, the states would have no individual rights. In the city of Philadelphia, in 1787, some changes needed to be made in the American government. In order for the U.S. Constitution to stay away from tyranny, there were numerous amounts of obligations that needed to be met.
Just war theory is undoubtedly the most effective view on the ethics of war and peace. The tradition dominates both moral and legal reasoning concerning war. It sets the tone, and the parameters, for the great debate. Just war theory can be meaningfully divided into three parts namely: Jus ad bellum; jus in bellum; jus post bellum. (Orend; 2005)
The Framers of the Constitution had doubts about government operations and how governments worked. They were inclined to think the governments (kings) take away power from the people. However, they understood that some type of system was necessary for a nation to function. The Framers needed to make sure the government did not have complete control of the people. Creating Federalism in the United States allowed the government to set rules and standards for citizens while keeping checks and balances on their own powers.
Government is a straight forward institutional which a land and its people are ruled. It protects its citizens, divides the powers that interprets laws. The gov’t are made up of the three branches. The branches are the executive, judicial and legislative. Each branches interacts with one another to ensure the strength than one another.