The Three Branches

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Three Branches Research Project The United States of America began in 1776, and during the first 11 years of the young nation’s existence its mechanisms were governed by the Articles of Confederation. This disorganized document was riddled with inefficient policies creating more disunity than synergy prompting the drafting of the Constitution. The Constitution as we know today wasn’t ratified until June 21, 1788. With the formation of the Constitution came the formation of the three branches of the U.S. government: the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. Each branch had its own duties and responsibilities independent of the others and also checked the powers of the other two to make sure they did not abuse…show more content…
The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House of Representatives. The Speaker is from the party that holds the majority of the seats in the House of Representatives. He is just after the Vice President in the line for presidency if the President and Vice President should die. The President Pro Tempore in the Senate is a member of the Senate that is head of the majority party and has a long record of service. In the absence of the Vice President, who is the head of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore takes over his responsibilities. The majority leaders are the heads of the party that currently holds the most seats in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. They are chosen by the party and will remain in power for as long as the party approves of them. The minority party is the leader of the other party. Party Whips are secondary leaders in a party’s hierarchy. The Whips assure that the members of their party vote in accordance with the party’s best…show more content…
Should the President die, the Vice President will immediately assume the office and duties of the President of the United States. If there is no person holding the office of Vice President, then the President must immediately appoint one and Congress must approve or deny him. In the case that the President does not believe himself capable of fulfilling his duties as president, he may submit a letter to Congress stating so, and the Vice President will immediately take over the office of president. The President may then wait until he feels that he is fit for service again and submit a letter requesting to be reinstated. Congress then has a period of time to challenge the President’s claim. If it is decided that he is still not fit for duty, he will not be reinstated until he
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