Why does the Constitution guard against tyranny?
The constitution guards against tyranny in three main ways: the separation of powers, the bill of rights, and checks and balances. These three things prevent absolute power falling into the hands of one person or one group of people. Overall, the constitution does a pretty good job of guarding agains tyranny.
Which branch can declare war?
The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.
Who is the only person that can declare war?
The Constitution grants Congress the sole power to declare war. Congress has declared war on 11 occasions, including its first declaration of war with Great Britain in 1812. Congress approved its last formal declaration of war during World War II.
What can a president do without Congress?
Executive powers The president can issue rules, regulations, and instructions called executive orders, which have the binding force of law upon federal agencies but do not require approval of the United States Congress. Executive orders are subject to judicial review and interpretation.
Can a president dissolve Congress?
The United States Constitution does not allow for the dissolution of Congress, instead allowing for prorogation by the President of the United States when Congress is unable to agree on a time of adjournment.
Can the president override Congress?
The Framers of the Constitution gave the President the power to veto acts of Congress to prevent the legislative branch from becoming too powerful. Congress can override a veto by passing the act by a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate. (Usually an act is passed with a simple majority.)