Importance Of The Legislative Branch

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The Legislative Branch is the House of Representatives, and the Senate and is known as congress. This branch of government makes laws under Article 1 of the constitution of the United States. The legislative branch consists of the congress and their duties consist of enacting legislation, confirming or rejecting presidential appointments (vetoes), and finally they have authority to declare war on another country. The congress ins formed by two different sub-branches, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The difference between these sub sections is the number of appointed seats. The Senate only has two appointed representatives per state regardless of population, for a total of 100 senators. The House of Representatives they consist …show more content…
The reason they are such an important player in the international laws, it’s because the legislative branch is the only of the three branches that has the authority to declare war on another nation. With the declaration of war towards a country, the United States restriction itself to meet with the burden of war. The legislative branch has also given some of its power to the executive in times of war. This is because sometimes other nations may do things that violate international law such as the use of certain weapons that require immediate response which it is something congress can 't do. The only branch that has the power to declare war is the legislative but they allow for the executive to deploy troops immediately (60 days) without congress ' approval. For example, President Abraham Lincoln was granted powers outside normal functions as president in order to put pressure of the enemies. At that time, the United States was in the brink of war with succeeding states that has once belonged to the union. He cut resources, ordered a blockade and seizing of merchant ships. He was later sued, and the case became known as The Prize Cases. It was during the Civil War that we were able to see exactly how far the federal government would go in order to win the …show more content…
The judicial branch is in charge of interpreting the laws that the legislative branch writes, the meaning of such laws, and the apply it to individual cases and more importantly, they decide whether a law violates the constitution. The Supreme Court is the final stop for any cases that were appealed and they go through the entire legal system chain. Important cases that were affected by war or even an attempt to maintain the overall peace in the US. The Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the US and in order to become a justice one must get nominated by the president of the united states (executive) and approved by the senate (Legislative). The Supreme Court might not seem as important when it comes to the international laws, however, they are burden with the moral decision on whether the other branches are taking it too far when they are executing some of the laws created under duress. A situation created under the threat of war. The Prizes Cases, Korematsu v. United States, are prime examples of cases the Supreme Court had the burden to decide. Their decision then established a more definite, yes or no to the issues. In other words, under war, the Justices must decide under duress on what is acceptable under the constitution and what the situation needs at the time. The Supreme court has said that

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