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This following statement is true but irrelevant, for answer look below.

Congress has no Executive power. It is the Legislative branch; the Executive branch would include the Presidency. There are several checks and balances between the two(The president leads the army, but only Congress can declare war, etc.), but they are essentially separate. When the Framers were creating the Constitution, they decided against a Unitary form of government(where the 'president' is elected by and comes from the 'congress') because they felt it could lead to the same tyranny that they had just finished fighting against, thus they made the Executive and Legislative branches wholly separate and equal.

Actually the powers this question is probably referring to is the ability to approve presidential appointments and the ability to approve treaties. suck it

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The two Executive Powers given to Congress are: The Senate must confirm any Presidential appointments by a majority vote, and the Senate is required to confirm all treaties by a two-thirds vote.

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The Continental Congress exercised what two powers?

From its one chamber the legislature of the Second Continental Congress exercised both legislative and executive powers. Therefore, it is known as a unicameral legislature.


What did the framers give congress to protect liberty and specify its powers?

executive power


Why did the framers make the executive branch share some of its powers with congress?

They could see into the future.


Can the congress overpower the president?

Yes, they can with enough votes they can override a veto. The Constitution established the principle of federalism, a dividing and sharing of powers and the principle of separation of powers and checks and balances. Each branch has its own powers and can check the powers of the other two branches. Congress has powers to check the executive branch, by overriding a veto,as noted above, as one example. Congress may enact legislation the President does not want and may pass it over his veto but the President may also use the "pocket veto" in which case the congress is not in session at the end of ten days the President has to sign or veto a bill, and then the bill does not become law. The Congress may not overpower the Executive Branch by the use of force.


Where does it say in the constitution what powers the judicial branch has over the executive branch?

The powers of the judicial branch are contained in Article III of the Constitution, but those powers are not over the executive branch...they are separate from the powers of the legislative and executive branches.

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The Continental Congress exercised what two powers?

From its one chamber the legislature of the Second Continental Congress exercised both legislative and executive powers. Therefore, it is known as a unicameral legislature.


What powers did the continental congress exercise?

Executive and Legislative.


Did congress reduce the scope of executive powers in the last century?

no


What did the framers give congress to protect liberty and specify its powers?

executive power


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Which one of the enumerated powers of congress do you think is most closely related to the broad but vague executive powers of the president.?

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Did the Continental Congress possess both legislative and executive power?

The Continental Congress went through three incarnations between 1774 and 1789. All three incarnations of this Congress possessed both legislative and executive powers.


Why did the framers make the executive branch share some of its powers with congress?

They could see into the future.


What are the powers of the Executive branch?

veto bills call special sessions to congress and enforced laws


The executive powers given to congress by the constitution serve as checks balances between the senate and?

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Oversight powers


What Legislature of the second continental congress exercised both legislative and executive powers?

legislativethe unicameral legislature