Congress and the President

Write a 350- word essay discussing the function of and relationship between the U.S. Congress and the president. 

  • Explain the U.S. Congress’s structure and makeup.
  • Describe the differences between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
  • Describe how bills become laws.
  • Define the powers granted to the U.S. Congress and the president in the U.S. Constitution.
  • Explain the checks and balances of power among the U.S. Congress, the president, and the judiciary.
  • Define the president’s role and responsibilities.
  • Discuss the evolution of presidential power.


You are encouraged to incorporate vocabulary terms from this week’s materials into your response.