Essay On The Executive Branch

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America’s search for independence began after its colonial citizens became upset about the trade regulations and taxation imposed by the British Empire. They sought to be their own sovereign nation, separate from the monarchy headed by King George. The colonialist no longer felt they could prosper under the overbearing rule of one man or woman, so they began their fight for independence. Although the overall political struggle began in 1765, the American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended in 1783. Following the war and after the colonialists gained their hard earned independence, they wanted to create a governmental system that did not oppress its citizens, so they wrote the United States Constitution in 1787. Within the Constitution…show more content…
Within Section I of Article II it is written, “The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President”. Like the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch has many important responsibilities within the federal government. Some of the most important duties of the Executive Branch is carrying out laws that the Legislative Branch has approved, recommending legislation to Congress, and the President acts as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. However, just like the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch has a system in place to ensure not one branch of the federal government gains too much power over the people. The Executive Branch has the ability to veto any law that the Legislative Branch approves and the Vice President acts as the President of the Senate and can place a deciding vote in case of deadlock vote within the Senate. The Executive Branch also separates power from the Judicial Branch by appointing Supreme Court Justices and other federal judges and the Executive Branch also has the ability to pardon persons found guilty in federal
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