The Three Branches Of Federal Government

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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The Constitution is the framework of our government, containing seven articles. The first three describe the three branches of Federal government which are legislative, judicial, and executive. The second three outline the rights and responsibilities of state governments and in relation to the Federal government. Lastly, the seventh article establishes the procedure used by the thirteen states to ratify it. These powerful words ensure our freedoms and equality are justly maintained. The Founding Fathers established the three branches of Federal government to guarantee that no one person or group of people could amass immense power. Each of the three branches, (legislative, executive, and judicial) are balanced by the powers of the other two coequal branches. The main reason for having three different offices is so that they can cooperate and turn in work together in a more organized fashion so that the main focus is always with the people. The legislative branch’s most important role is writing the nation’s law. It has checks over the Executive Branch by having the ability to override presidential vetoes, they may remove the…
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