The Powers Of The National Government

1570 WordsJun 24, 20167 Pages
Section 1 (a) the executive branch may veto legislation and may call special sessions of congress the legislative may override a president’s veto, may impeach the president, approves appointment 's of judges and approves treaties (b) the framers intentions were to keep any branch of government from having too much power and the checks and balances make their intentions possible. 2. 1. (a) Article I section 1 declares: “all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the united states....” thus, congress is the lawmaking branch of the national government. Article II, section 1 declares: “the executive power shall be vested in a president of the united states of America.” thus, the president is given the law-executing, law enforcing, and law-administering powers of the national government. Article III, section 1 declares: “the judicial power of the united states shall be vested in one supreme court, and in such inferior courts as the congress may from time to time ordain and establish,” thus, the federal court 's, and most importantly the supreme court, interpret and apply the laws of the united states in cases brought before them. Remember, the framers intended to create a stronger central government for the united states. Yet they also intended to limit the powers of that government. The doc-trine of separation of powers was designed to establish just that.(b) it basically means that the law must be obeyed no matter what and no one is immune to the law
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