Article One of the United States Constitution

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    Part I: Write one (1) essay from your choice among the following three questions. Suggested length: 3-5 pages Although presidents have limited constitutional authority, many of them effectively use informal powers to realize major accomplishments. Write an essay in which you discuss the factors that constrain presidential power and those that enhance it. Do you think the nature of presidential power makes the American Presidency too weak or too strong? The President has a very strong position and powers that allow the president to accomplish many things. Despite the very limited constitutional authority, the president can manipulate the informal powers to reach goals. The effect of the President’s informal powers are far greater that they seem to be, and if used effectively, it can turn the tides of a major decision. In my opinion the nature of the Presidential power is naturally weak to prevent one person to have too much power, but with the use of informal powers, the president can be potentially the most powerful. According to Whitehouse.gov the major job of the Executive Branch is to be “ responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet “. Aside form the major overview of the President’s powers, some of the formal powers include : Veto power, commanding the armed forces, pardoning power, appointment powers and creating treaties. All of the President 's…

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    The Articles of Confederation was a union between New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the Providence Plantations. However, the Constitution was written for every state that was within or would become part of the Union. The Continental Congress agreed on the Articles of Confederation on November 15, 1777, and it was later ratified March 1, 1781. The Constitution of…

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    The Articles of Confederation was created on November 15, 1777. The Continental Congress created the Articles of Confederation to state the rules by which the new nation was to be governed. The states that agreed to adhere to the articles stated in the Articles of Confederation are New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Articles of…

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    throughout the United States have gone back and forth with the idea that the Constitution was a stupid idea that was created into what the people follow and go by. Many say that even though it all sounds good and glory it is not. They say that the Constitution only has what everyone wants to hear not what they want and need. Well for those who say the Constitution was the biggest mistake that was ever made are wrong in so many ways. The Constitution has many things the Articles of Confederation…

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    The great American Constitution is the most powerful document and most special document for the US today and for the years to come. Our country was made by this document. It may not have been the founding one, but it united the thirteen colonies and made them one making the United States of America. The Constitution consists of seven articles that tells us different things about how to live. The sixth article declares the Constitution as the “supreme law of the land.” This article is saying…

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    own constitution, but there are many other countries in the world that use numerous kinds of government. One that stands out based on recent events is the country of Brazil. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the United States Constitution to Brazil’s. There are plenty of similarities, as well as differences between these two constitutions. I will focus on how the two constitutions handle the impeachment of their leaders. At first glance, the Brazilian and American constitutions are…

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    overthrew. The Founding Fathers drafted the Articles of Confederation. The articles were briefly used until citizens began to see its shortcomings. It was just a “firm league of friendship.” I will discuss some of the weaknesses in the Articles of the Confederation which were changed and some weaknesses in the United States Constitution. One weakness of The Articles of the Confederation, it did not establish an executive branch for the central government. No one was able to enforce any acts…

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    of rules. The set of rules and regulations we go by is called the Constitution. The constitution is what we look to when making decisions and making laws. Without the constitution the United States would be in total anarchy. The Articles of Confederation was the first basic constitution of the United States. The Articles of Confederation was written in Philadelphia at the Second Continental Congress in 1776(History,Articles of Confederation). The first draft of the articles was not used in the…

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    The Articles of Confederation were drafted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777 and ratified over three years later. Motivated by concerns of mimicking the system in England that had drove many of the colonists to the United States in the first place, the colonists created a weak centralized system and focused the power on the individual states. They soon found that the Articles of Confederation provided a system that was fatally flawed and incapable of supporting the young nation.…

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    The declaration of independence did not create the United States of America in 1776; it was created in 1787 by the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence created the articles of the Confederation which in the end, the Constitution replaced. This Declaration stated that the colonies were now independent and free in America, rather than shackled to the British Empire. With the thirteen colonies free from Britain and with the creation of the Articles of Confederation, these colonies became…

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