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THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT
United states governmentThe
Constitution created a government of three equal branches, or parts.The Constitution is the plan and set of rules for our government.The three branches are:
The legislative branchThe Constitution created
Congress. It is a group of people elected to make laws for the country. Congress has two parts: The Senate and The House of Representatives
The senateThere are 100
senators.Each state has two senators.A Senator is in office for 6 years. This is called a “term.”Senators meet in the U.S. Capitol
The house of representativesThere are 435
representatives.The more people that live in a state, the more representatives it has.Representatives serve for a term of two years.They can be elected for more than one term.
The Executive BranchThe
president, or Chief Executive, is the head of the government.Americans vote every four years for their leader of their democratic society.After elected to serve his/her country, the president lives and works in the
The president is in charge of the
armed forces.The president works with leaders of other countries.
The Judicial branchThe
Supreme Court is the highest court is the U. S., and is the system of courts to settle questions about the laws.The nine justices can serve for as long as they live, or wish to retire.
Each justice is chosen by the president.
GovernmentThe president carries out the laws of the United States.
The Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) makes the laws.The Supreme Court explains the laws.
Branches of Government Foldable On the lines provided, write 3 main powers given to that branch by the U.S. Constitution.DESCRIBE IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS!!!!
In the blank box, draw a picture that represent that branch of government. You should have 3 boxes at the end
Powers listed in the Constitution=expressed or enumerated powersLegislative BranchArticle I Section 8
Executive BranchArticle II Section 2, 3 Judicial BranchArticle III Section 1, 2, 3
PowersExecutiveApprove or veto laws
Makes treaties with foreign governmentsNominates federal judges and ambassadorsServes as commander in chief of the militaryJudicial Serves for lifeInterprets the constitution
Determines the legality of laws based on the constitution—judicial review