This assignment is designed to help you think about how the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and examine how the Presidency and Congress are functioning today.
Consider the current Congress and Office of the President. Research and consult recent political news stories from reputable sources (which you should cite as references).
Discuss how contemporary activities of these two branches of the U.S. government compare and contrast with the intentions of the founders. Use specific examples, and include support from at least 3 sources, 1 of which can be your textbook. Your examination of the topic should include information about the following:
Structure and makeup of Congress in 1789 and in 2020.
Differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate
Powers granted to Congress and the President under the Constitution
An explanation of the concept of “checks and balances”
Primary roles and responsibilities of the President
Evolution of presidential power between 1789 and 2020.
How bills become laws, briefly explaining at least five of the important steps in the process.
Include citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions in an APA-formatted reference list.
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