Democratic Government : A System Of Checks And Balances

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Wichita Area Technical College

Democratic Government: A System of Checks and Balances

Kyle Wiebe
American Government
LeArta Watkins
In America today, most people are familiar with the president and his role in the country. What other people are less familiar with, however, are the other branches of government that play a significant part in the decision-making process of our country. The government is divided into the three branches: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The president, who is the head of the Executive Branch, plays arguable the most important role of any one-person in the United States. However, the Legislative and Judicial branches are very important too. The Founding Fathers created this country’s political system in such a way that the government could operate effectively, but no one branch would have an advantage over the others. Each branch has its own responsibilities, and its power is checked by that of the other branches. The first branch to discuss is the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch is comprised of the President, his cabinet, and other government agencies. One of the President’s main jobs in the White House is to carry out the laws of the country. He is able to do this because he is in control of many governmental agencies; some of these include the CIA, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Defense (The Executive). The President can either pass or veto bills…
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