Discussion: Division of Power

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PLEASE CREATE MY DISCUSSION POST AND RESPOND TO THE CLASSMATES BELOW

Considering the American experience and dissatisfaction with an all-powerful national government during colonialism and the lack of cohesion and national power under the Articles of Confederation, discuss how the U.S. Constitution creates a balance between state and national governments as well as a division of powers among the various branches of government.

In responding to your classmates, discuss if the division of power between the states and national government is now out of balance. If so, what steps can we take to restore the balance? Where do we draw the line between the national government providing a uniform set of conditions for all citizens and being intrusive?

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CLASSMATE 1 POST:

Well as we know the Constitution Runs with three functions and they are the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branch. All of these branches have to kind of work together for the outcome on checks and balances between the three for whatever matter is in front of them. The Constitution also separates power between the State and Federal Government.

Legislative Branch - They make the Laws. This branch is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Executive Branch - This is the President, and he has the power to reject or veto the proposal of a law.

Judicial Branch - The Supreme Court is in charge and they interpret the laws and the Constitution.


CLASSMATE 2:

The Constitution is clear on it's expectations with regards to the division of power between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government. The legislative branch of the government is called the Congress and is made up of two groups; the House of Representatives and the Senate. Their responsibility is to make the laws that govern our nation. The executive branch of the government is made up of the President, Vice President and appointed cabinet members. Their role is to ensure that the laws created by the legislative branch is followed. Then there's the judicial branch of the government. They consist of the nation's courts, including the supreme court. Their job is to interpret the constitution and to limit the powers of the other branches of government. There is a clear distinction between the three with the shared responsibility of checks and balances to ensure that no one person is able to call every shot and make every decision. There is also a distinction between state and national governments. Each state has a constitution by which they governs its individual state. However, although states have their own set of rules/ laws (constitution), they are still governed by the national constitution of the United States

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Klosevin
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The United States government is made up of the federal government and the individual
state governments. This is because the writers of the constitution and the people who united the
states were concerned that a central government with all the power would be tyrannical and
likely behave like the colonial governments. Therefore, the constitution was drafted to separate
the federal and state governments as well as institute the separation of powers within the federal
government itself.
The separation between the federal and state governments is exhibited in the constitution
by alienating the power to prosecute certain crimes from the federal government or make certain
laws. For example, the laws regarding same-sex marriage are usually the purview of state
governments and Congress is alienated with regards to such legislation. In fact, the states have
their own courts and prison systems that are completely independent of the federal infrastructure
(khanacademy, 2018).
With regards to the federal government’s separation of powers, the constitution provi...

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