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How Did The Framers Maintain The Power Of Government

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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. The Framers wanted essentially, for the people to govern themselves by choosing the politicians that were in place to govern them. As well as having the option to decide if an elected official is not doing their job properly or governing the country properly. The president serves not only as the head of the executive branch of government, but also as the commander in chief of the armed forces. As chief executive, the president operates and controls the different executive agencies, such as the Department of…show more content…
Others saw it the increase of the U. S. to the position of a world authority. The seeming dominance in war as a logical consequence of the mortifying influence of control. They maintained that presidents catered to popular sentiment because, often in the guise of patriotism, strong, violent muscle-flexing against foreign foes was rewarded at the ballot box (Power). There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person" (Secondat, Montesquieu). "The accumulation of all power, legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands...may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny" (Madison). All legislative Powers are entrusted in the Congress and it consist of the Senate and House of Representatives. However, the executive power is completely bestowed to the
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