3 Branches of U.S. Government

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American History
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3 Branches of U.S. Government

3 BRANCHES OF U.S. GOVERNMENT

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

JUDICIAL BRANCH

CONGRESSCongress is in charge of making new laws.

SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PRESIDENT

The number of members in The House of Representatives represents the population (or the number of people) in each states. A state with lots of people in it, like New York, will have more Representatives than a state with fewer people in it, like Rhode Island.

In the Senate, there are two people from each state. Since there are 50 states, there are 100 Senators in Congress.

The Executive Branch is the branch that executes, or enforces, the law. The President and Vice President are in this branch! This branch also includes the Cabinet, or the group of people who help advise the president.

VICE PRESIDENT

SUPREME COURT

The Judicial Branch decides whether or not laws are fair and true to the constitution, or whether they are constitutional.The Supreme Court has 9 judges who rule on important issues and laws through court cases.

The 3 branches all work together through "Checks and Balances."

I'm President Barack Obama!

4th Grade

Standard: The structure and function of the branches of government of New York State and local governments, including executive, legislative, and judicial branches


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