Explain the power of the branch as delegated by the Constitution.

The three branches of U.S. government (legislative, executive, and judicial) are the foundation of the country. You may be surprised, however, at how few U.S. citizens understand or even recognize the basic duties and interactions of each branch in the lawmaking process. The meticulous separation of power between branches ensures no one branch outweighs another. As a student of constitutional law, it is essential to master these concepts.

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

Briefly review Chapter 1 in your course text, Constitutional Law. In your review, focus on the branches of the U.S. government.

 

 

 

Review Chapter 7, §7.1 – 7.3 in your course text, Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism. Reflect on the separation of powers found in the U.S. Constitution. Consider why the founders would have incorporated separation of powers into the U.S. Constitution.

 

 

 

Review the article, “How Our Laws Are Made,” to learn more about the U.S. lawmaking process.

 

 

 

For this discussion, you are assigned the executive branch of U.S. government.

Due by Thursday January 21, 2016 a 300-400 worddescription of the executive branch of the government. Explain the power of the branch as delegated by the Constitution. Then, provide two examples of how the executive branch interacts with the other two branches. Finally, explain the impact of those interactions on the lawmaking process. Be specific.

Note: Include the name of the branch of government you were assigned in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who was assigned a different branch of government than you.

 

Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your argument, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.