American Government. Unit 4. Lesson 21 pages 143-150. What is the role of Congress in American Constitutional Democracy?
What is the role of Congress in American Constitutional Democracy?
US take away: wanted Congress to represent all people, not particular social classes. House: Diverse constituents, frequent turnover (2 years). Senate: 6 years representing the whole state.
2. Separation of Powers
US take away: 2 co-equal branches. Congress makes laws, but does NOT pick the President. Congress also plays a limited role in who will be in the cabinet and in the federal courts.
3. Length of Terms:
1. Enumerated powers:
2. Implied Powers
3. Enforcement Powers
4. Inherent Powers:
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