Separation Of Powers Essay

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The Constitution was written specifically to deter power from a tyrannical government and monarch control, something our forefathers experienced and prepared for. With the education of Aristotle and Baron de Montesquieu who stated centuries before our Constitution, ‘every government should have separate and distinct functions.’ “The deliberative, the magisterial, and the judicative.” In modern terminology these activities correlate, respectively, to the legislative (law-making), executive (law-enforcing) and judicial (law interpretation) functions of government.” (Separation of Powers , 2015) Our Constitution has three specific articles that state the separation of powers. Article 1, Section 1: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” (Article I, 2015) This Article created a design and control over the legislative branch. In more detail is summarizes the process needed to create a law, Congressional power and how our Senators are elected. This branch of government can be ‘checked’ by the other two, an example would be the proposal of a bill being vetoed.…show more content…
It states in detail the length of term, election process, qualifications, salary and oath, amongst other details. Section 2 reviews the power given to the President and Section 3 reviews the responsibilities of the President. The President can be checked by the other two branches of government an example would be attempting to pass a bill which the president has vetoed, with 2/3rd support, that bill could become a law without his
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