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Why is the Executive Branch the strongest branch?

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The government of the United States has three branches: the Legislative Branch (which consists of the Senate and House of Representatives), the Judicial Branch (which consists of the Supreme Court and other federal courts), and the Executive Branch. The purpose of the Executive Branch is to carry out laws. It consists of the president, the vice president, the cabinet, and other federal agencies.

In some aspects of government, the Executive Branch is stronger than the other two branches. For instance, the president is the leader of the federal government, the head of state, and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. He has the power to appoint judges and nominate heads of federal agencies. He also has the authority to veto laws that Congress passes.

However, the founding fathers wrote into the US Constitution a series of checks and balances so that ultimately no branch of the government could be stronger than any other branch. All of the strengths of the Executive Branch listed above...

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