The Founders, when designing our Constitution, were fearful of an executive that had too much power...they had just thrown off the chains of monarchy, and were fearful that by empowering a strong executive they would find themselves back where they started...however, the weakness of the Articles of Confederation manifested the need for stronger central government with an executive to enforce the laws passed by Congress...So they attempted to resolve this dichotomy by creating three branches of government with the legislative branch being the most powerful of the three....Yet, today their is some skepticism as to whether the legislative branch remains to be the most powerful institution in the United States Government...Your objective today is to explore the question "What makes the legislative branch so powerful?" by answering this question you will then proceed to answer the final question which is " Is Congress more powerful than the president of the United States?
You may use your textbook p. 157 and the following links to answer the question.
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