pol215 r5 foundations worksheet week1 J Essay
Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet
Complete the following chart by identifying the three branches of government and their entities.
Respond to each question in 75 to 100 words.
1. What are some of the historical events that shaped the formation of the U.S. federal government? Select one event you think had a major effect on the federal government. How does this event affect U.S. citizens today?
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Another early philosophical contributor to the U.S was James Madison. James Madison was able to clearly formulate societal problems in terms of fractions and groups that peruse their own interests without thinking of society as a whole. James Madison’s ability to see societal issues as fractions and groups led to the creation of constitutional devices that would force various interests to check and control one another such as the three government branches (executive, legislative, and judicial).
3. What is the main function of the legislative branch? What role does the executive branch play in the formation of laws? Summarize how these two branches work together.
The legislative branch consists of the House of Representatives and the senate. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states. The senate contains 100 elected members which is divided…