How Did The Legislative Branch Build Their Government

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On July 4th 1776 the United States of America declared independence from the empire of Great Britain. The United States wanted to leave the empire for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons was that they believed the British were treating the colonists unfairly. The British passed many tax laws that impacted the colonists. The colonists had no representatives in Parliament to vote on or discuss these laws. So after the Revolutionary War the United States had to start create their government and how the U.S. would run. Their first attempt at a government didn’t go well, the Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence …show more content…

The legislative branch creates laws for the United States citizens to follow. The legislative branch has bicameral structure with the branch being made of the Senate and the House of Representatives. This branch is known as the people's branch due to the fact that the citizens of the U.S. elect each branch member. The members of each branch has a different term limit, the House of Representatives have a two year term limit and the Senate has a longer term of six years. The legislative branch has the control of the national budget. They are planning on spending 3.9 trillion dollars in tax money. Speaking of that, congress controls taxes and tariffs to fund for government services, and If enough money can’t be raised to fund the government, then Congress can borrow to make up the difference. Congress can mandate spending on specific items like legislatively directed spending. The legislative branch has the power to spend, borrow, create, and tax money. The legislative branch can literally stop making money or make trillions of …show more content…

The executive branch enforces laws in the United States. The executive branch is made up of the President, the Vice President, the Cabinet, the power of the executive branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The president and vice president both share a four year term limit, but if re elected they would serve an eight year sentence. The president can end up spending millions of dollars on their campaign. The presidents appointed by the winning of the electoral college. The president picks the people he/she wants in his cabinet. One of the cabinet members, the secretary of treasury. The Secretary of the Treasury is the economic advisor to the President and plays the role in policy making by bringing an economic and government financial problems facing the government. The Secretary is responsible for creating and recommending domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy, participating in the broad fiscal policies that have significance for the economy, and managing the public

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