The Constitution Of The United States

1655 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
In 1787 a constitution was created to follow for the new nation. The Government, “A controlled system made up by the constitution”. The government has branches that are divided into a group of three. These branches are called the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch. Branches have different powers and duties. They all have the ability to keep an eye on each other and monitor operations and powers of the other branches. They also have a system making sure one branch doesn’t become more powerful than the other this is called Check and Balances. Today the principles of the constitution is what withholds the United States as a country. The Vice President of the United States is the head of the Senate. The Legislative has two houses of Congress which make up the branch. The House of representative with 435 seats and the Senate having 100 senators with both parties that elect leaders. The leader of the house is called the majority and the leader of the Senate is called the minority. The senate serves a six year term while the representatives from the house serve two years. The Senate and House of Representatives are elected by their states. The senate upholds nominations made by the President to the Cabinet, Supreme, federal, and posts. The Legislative not forgetting can have checks over the Judicial and the Executive branches. The Legislative may override presidential vetoes with them having a two thirds vote. They may impeach the president using impeachment. The…
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