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Under the Articles, the new nation was organized as a federal union of independent states with authority vested in a single body, the Congress of Confederation. Panicking, American leaders appealed to their erstwhile allies, the French. The federal government comprises three branches, which are designed to check and balance one another's powers: • Legislative: The Congress, made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which makes federal law, declares war, approves treaties and has powers of impeachment. • Executive: The President, who administers and enforces federal law, can veto bills, and is Commander in Chief of the military. • Judiciary: The Supreme Court and lower federal courts, whose judges are appointed by the President with Senate approval, which interpret laws and their validity under the Constitution and can overturn laws they deem unconstitutional.

Pages: 800

Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 22, 2007)

ISBN: 069112910X

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