The Three Branches Of Our Government

Legislative

Legislative Branch - The Legislative Branch is made up of two houses of Congress-the Senate and the house of Representatives. The most important duty of the Legislative branch is to make laws. Laws are written, discussed and voted on in Congress.

 

Executive

Executive Branch - The President is the head of the executive branch, which makes laws official. The President is elected by the entire country and serves a four-year term. The President approves and carries out laws passed by the legislative branch. He appoints or removes cabinet members and officials. The President negotiates treaties, and acts as head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces

Judicial

Judicial Branch - The Judicial Branch overseas the court system of the U.S. Through court cases, the judicial branch explains the meaning of the Constitution and laws passed by Congress.The Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial branch. Unlike a criminal court, the Supreme rules whether something is constitutional of unconstitutional -whether it is or its not permitted under the Constitution

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