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Congress

  • Michael A. Genovese
  • Robert J. Spitzer

Abstract

Major Pierre L’Enfant, principal designer of the nation’s capital, had more than space in mind when he located the president and the Congress at opposite ends of the avenue. The Congress would be housed atop Jenkins Hill, giving it the high ground. The president would find his home about one mile away, at the end of a long street that would serve as a threadlike link connecting these two institutions. Not only did the Constitution separate the executive and legislative branches, but geography as well would keep these two branches apart.

Keywords

Comptroller General Public Land Attorney General Executive Order Executive Power 
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Copyright information

© Michael A. Genovese 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Genovese
    • 1
  • Robert J. Spitzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Loyola Marymount UniversityUSA
  2. 2.SUNY CortlandUSA

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