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Explore the relationship between the US Presidency,The Supreme Court, Congress and the States.

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Explore the relationship between the US Presidency, The Supreme Court, Congress and the States. When exploring the relationships between the three branches of government and the states, one must first define each branch, and then analyse this relationship. In order to do this, I will need to carefully compare and evaluate the constitutional powers and checks and balances placed on each branch within each state. This will lead me into discovering how these relationships operate in reality. The US President, often referred to as the 'most powerful man in the world' is frequently misunderstood by casual observers when the issues of his power and authority over the American country are addressed. ...read more.

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Although Article II of the American Constitution sets out the powers of the President, it is rather generalised and modest. None of the powers of the President are entirely set out in the constitution, but are bounded by checks and balances. For example, the President has the power to nominate members of the executive and candidates for the Supreme Court; on the other hand this requires the majority of support in the Senate. Another constitutional power of the President is Commander-in-Chief. In spite of this, the Congress has been given the sole right to declare war on any other country or city that attacks the USA in any form. ...read more.

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Article II of the constitution states that, 'The president shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures, as he shall judge necessary and expedient.' This shows that the President can only propose legislation to the Congress, and this can be done in a number of was. Firstly, he can put forward such legislations through the annual State of the Union Address, at anytime through conferences or making announcements at public events. In George W. Bush's first two years in office he proposed education reforms, tax cuts and anti-terrorist measures. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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