The Three Branches of Government
There are three "branches" of the governmet. Legislative, Judicial, Executive.
Samantha Rutherford, Genevieve Augusto
The government controls everything that goes on in this country, including if we go to war, the economy, and many more things. But everything they do, has a purpose, as you will see later in the presentation.
FUN FACT: Legislative means "law making." This branch consists of The House of Representitives and the Senate. The House of Represntatives is made up of 435 elected members, devided among the 50 states. They are responsable for turning the citizens wants and needs into laws. Having this branch makes our government into a representative democracy.
Fun Fact : Appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate The judicial branch is the Supereme court and other federal courts, their job is to explain laws of the country under the constitution and, decide if laws are constitutional.
Fun Fact: president gets help from the vice president The president is the head of the executive branch, the branch that makes laws official . The president approves and carries out laws passed by the legislative branch.
Checks & Balances
Fun fact: Used to keep governments from getting too powerful
Each branch of the government has particular powers. Each branch has certain powers over the other branchs. This is done to keep them balanced and to prevent one branch form ever gaining too much power
Congress can pass laws but the presidant can veto them, but congress can override the veto The President and Congreess may agree on a law, but the Supreme Court can declare a law unconsitutional. The President can appoint Judges and other government officials, but Senate must approve them. Supreme Court judges have life terms.......but they can be impeached
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