The federal government is often described as a complex system of checks and balances among three co-equal branches of government. Another way of looking at it is to see the federal government as four deliberative bodies stacked as a pyramid. At the bottom is the House of Representatives. It is the most powerful body with 435 members. It is the most diffuse body, but its power is that in matters of impeachment, war, taxes and spending, the House has the initiative.
Both English and Chinese Captions are now available in “Settings — Subtitles/CC”.