Essay about The Founding Fathers Of The United States

758 Words Sep 30th, 2016 4 Pages
History shows that when a single individual is responsible for the leadership of a country, inevitably that individual will allow his own particular interests to interfere with the needs of his people, as well as the benefit of the country as a whole. Faced with this dilemma in the late 18th century, the Founding Fathers of the United States of America took it upon themselves to create a government that would operate without any individuals having the power to serve their own agenda. Towards this end, they established a government that operates in three branches. The Legislative branch is responsible for creating laws. The Executive branch is responsible for administering and enforcing those laws. Lastly, the Judicial branch is responsible for interpreting those laws, applying them to everyday situations, and determining whether the laws adhered to the United States Constitution. Woven through these branches of administration, the Founding Fathers created an intricate system of checks and balances. This system allows for each of the branches to serve a role in controlling the power of the other branches.
The Legislative Branch was created to represent the interests of the American people during the creation of laws. This branch is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, collectively referred to as the Congress of the United States of America. The Senate consists of two elected members from each of the 50 states, resulting in 100 Senators total. Members of…

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