Thus, these distinct branches of the US government work in conjunction with each other through checks and balance.
The legislative branch constitutes the Congress, whose duty is to make laws that govern varied systems in the country. In addition, the Congress functions to administer the implementation of these laws as well as checking a number of judicial and executive powers (Gershman 53). The Congress comprises of two houses, which are the House of the Senate and the House of the Representative. Presently the House of Representative has 435 members. Every state has a representative, and one state can have more than one representation if its population is big (Gershman 72). Thus, allocation of the representative depends on the population of the state. It is a guarantee that every state must have at least one representative.
The members of the house directly elect the speaker, whose duty is to preside over the house. The Senate constitutes the upper House within the legislative branch of the US government (Gershman 112). It is essential to point that individual state elect two senators irrespective of its population size. It is also imperative to illustrate that the houses have two-year term whereas the senators’ term is six years once elected. Additionally, during an even year, a third of the Senate stands for the election. The House and the Senate have the mandate of approving the legislation prior to becoming a law (Gershman 43). The two houses have the same legislative powers; however, bills that relate to taxations or the revenue bills may only come from the house. In addition, the Senate possesses the power that relate to the appointment and threats of the judicial and executive officials.
The president, who heads the state, and his or her deputy, as well as other officials, constitute the executive branch. The key responsibility of the executive branch pertains the laws formulated by the Congress (Dirck 89). The residents of the United