Executive Branch Research Paper

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The Executive and Legislative Branches Nichole Lairscey POLS210 Prof. James Werbaneth The Legislative Branch is what makes up Congress, which is also known as the House and the Senate. The Legislative Branch are the ones who create all laws, can say that we are at war, and is in control of taxing plus spending policies. Legislative Branches are the ones who designate money so that our government can function. The Executive Branch is what makes up the President and his advisers and other different agencies. The Branch is there to see that the laws are being carried out. This Branch is entails the White House, federal agencies, and more. Now when it comes to which branch has more power that is up for much debate.…show more content…
“They are too complex and interrelated to be neatly compartmentalized. As a result, there is an inherent measure of competition and conflict amount the branches of government.”(ncsl.org) The Legislative Branch also has the right to seek removal of the President through impeachment. It is all about the checks and balances. Each branch has this right over one another. Not only can the Legislative Branch impeach the President, but it also has the ability to override the Presidential vetoes with a two-thirds vote. This branch also approves treaties and the Presidential appointments. From my understanding of these two branches. It would seem to me that the Legislative Branch is more powerful than the Executive Branch. The Legislative Branch has so much ability to be involved and have more of a say of what happens within the Executive Branch. Having the authority to impeach, approve treaties, override the President in certain matters seems crazy. The Legislative Branch over the years has transformed into being just as powerful if not more, than the President. They have control of laws and creating new laws. They are able to control where money is being spent in our government. And finally they are the ones who can decide whether to impeach a President or
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