The American Government – Its Principles, History, and the People Who Designed It
It was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
The form of government established in the U.S. Constitution is sometimes called a representative or indirect democracy. Republic: A form of government in which the people are sovereign (ultimate source of power) and give their consent to representatives to make laws. The term, republic, comes from the Latin res publicae, meaning “thing of the people.” In a republic, the will of the people is filtered through several steps, making it less likely that a majority faction can endanger the rights of particular individuals or groups.
(2012). Delegating the authority of running the government to them is a risky endeavor because they can be compromised and influenced. The president is slowly losing grip of executive control over the unelected officials; this is because of the security of tenure of the unelected civil servants and tough procedures of their removal. The president can no longer hire and fire unelected government officials, the alternatives to this system involves observing and implementing the constitution to the latter; the constitution stipulates the duties of every arm of government (Woolf, 2005).
The American government has some issues in its foreign policy, which includes national security issues and environmental issues that are needed to be resolved.
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