Branches of the Federal Government Term Paper by Patrick

Branches of the Federal Government
Describes the branches of the US federal government and their development within the Constitution.
# 115066 | 1,225 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2009 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper explores the three branches of the US federal government: legislative branch, the judicial branch and the presidential branch. Specifically, the paper looks at how this system is balanced and controlled as well as the very beginnings of the government we know today.

Table of Contents:
The Three Branches of the U.S. Federal Government
The Interactions of the Three Branches of Government
The Success or Lack Thereof of the Three Branches of Government
The Choice of Strong Federal Government or State Rights?
A More Efficient Government

From the Paper:

"Our forefathers wanted to ensure that if one specific branch of government overstepped its bounds or was not operating properly that it wouldn't be able to execute its plans without the agreement of the other two branches of government. These branches were a stark difference from the all-powering rule the people had experienced under the rule of Great Britain. The government the U.S. had established was of the people, by the people and for the people and not an inherited title down an immensely long line of royal lineage."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bederman, David J. (2006). The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs After 9/11. The American Journal of International Law, 100(2), 490-495. Retrieved June 26, 2009, from Research Library database. (Document ID: 1081923881).
  • David Seymour Frontier Centre for Public Policy. (2009, March 4). Our future in nursery rhymes. The Times - Transcript,D.6. Retrieved June 27, 2009, from Canadian Newsstand Core database. (Document ID: 1654888481).
  • Patterson, Thomas E. (2008). The American Democracy: Chapter 3, Federalism: Forging a Nations (8th ed.): McGraw Hill.
  • United States Supreme Court. (n.d.). Retrieved June 26, 2009, from
  • Williams, Walter (2004, September 29) No balances in branches of government. Seattlepi.comRetrieved June 27, 2009 from

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