2 THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE BRANCHEstablished by Article I of the ConstitutionMake lawsHas the power to impeach or confirm judgesConfirm presidential appointmentsCan override a presidential veto with two-thirds vote of the majority.
3 THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE BRANCHCongress has expressed powers – Powers directly stated in the Constitution.Enumerated Powers are so called because they are numbered. Enumerated powers are expressed powers by number.Elastic clause – is also called the “Necessary and Proper” clause because it gives congress the power to do whatever is necessary to carry out the expressed powers.
4 THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE BRANCHMcCulloch v. Maryland- page 761/ see GlencoeMembership (Chapter 5 Sect. 1) Q & A
5 THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH Established by Article II Has the power to carry out lawConstitution grants the president “Vague Powers”The president holds the Congress in check.The president has specific powers (must know)Commander in Chief