The Constitution And The Branches Of Federal Government Essay

1142 Words Dec 18th, 2015 5 Pages
The writers of the Constitution separated the major functions of government by creating the three branches of federal government. The three branches of government are the Legislative, the Judicial and the Executive. The Legislative branch is the branch in charge of making laws. The Judicial branch is the branch that explains the laws of the U.S under the Constitution and lastly the Executive branch, the President is the head of the government making laws official. Checks and Balances is a system used by the U.S government to limit the power of each branch so that every branch is equal in power and no branch has too much power. This Checks and Balances system is important to our government because if not, one branch would take over the others and there would be no control or equality with the power our government has and is given by the people. The colonists past experiences with British rule led to the fear of creating a strong central government. Because of this fear the Articles of Confederation seemed like an amazing constitution for the U.S. It established a weak national (federal) government and strong state governments. State governments had the power to coin money and control trade. The national government had a Congress and it had the power to declare wars, to sign treaties, and to make alliances. But Congress didn’t have enough power to levy taxes and regulate commerce under the Articles of Confederation. The main problem was that Congress had power to make laws…

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