The Three Branches Of Government

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The United States of America has three branches of government. These branches are established in the Constitution. The branches of government are created to delegate the power of the country without giving either branch too much power. Article II launches the Executive branch of government. Throughout the Constitution, Federalist Papers, and collection in the library of Congress the powers and limits of the Executive branch are discussed. This branch concentrates on enforcing and establishing laws made by Congress (USA.gov, 2017). Also, due to amendments there have been some changes, special aspects and provisions for the executive branch. The Founding Fathers In 1789 the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Article II expounds …show more content…

A few powers of the executive branch consists of granting pardons and making treaties. The executive branch includes 15 departments lead by the appointed member of the President’s Cabinet (USA.gov, 2017). The Cabinet serves as advisors to the President (usa.gov). They are “responsible for the day-to-day enforcement and administration of federal laws” (USA.gov, 2017). Through checks and balances the limits of the executive branch include the President needing approval from the Senate before anything is final. If the President vetoes a bill Congress can override it through a 2/3rds vote (Cheeseman, …show more content…

Patents and trademarks help keep businesses honest (Cheeseman, 2016). This department also oversee the government’s budget (USA.gov, 2017). This department “supports U.S. business and industry through a number of services, including gathering economic and demographic data, issuing patents and trademarks, improving understanding of the environment and oceanic life, and ensuring the effective use of scientific and technical resources” (USA.gov, 2017). Next, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the execution of policy “on farming, agriculture, and food. This department employs over 100,000 employees and consists of 17 agencies. These agencies attend to the needs of farmers, the agricultural trade, guaranteeing food safety, and ending hunger worldwide (USA.gov, 2017). Opinion I believe the executive branch of government holds enough power. I think with amendments the checks and balances in place make sure the branch cannot fall out of line. Although I don’t think the executive branch should be the sole leader of

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