3 Branches of U.S. Government

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by annetteolson
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Politicians and Presidents
Grade:
3,4,5

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3 Branches of U.S. Government

3 BRANCHES OF U.S. GOVERNMENT

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

JUDICIAL BRANCH

CONGRESS

SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PRESIDENT

435 elected reprenativesEach state gets a number of representaitves based on population. For example Minnesota has 8 but North Dakota only has 1. Special Powers:Decides laws about taxesDecides if governement offical should be put on trial.

2 Senators per state=100 Senators total.Special Powers:Agree/Disagree to the Presidents treatiesAgree/Disagree with anyone the president wants to recieve a job Holds the trial for government offical if decided on by the House

The president is the head of the Executive Branch. Each president is voted in for a 4 year term and can serve up to 2 terms. The president is also assisted by the vice president and cabinet members. Specical powers:Approve laws Congress createsVeto bills- refuse to signLeader of Armed ForcesLives at the White House in D.C

VICE PRESIDENT

SUPREME COURT

8 Justices + 1 Chief Justice Justices are appointed by presidents and remain until they retire.Of the 7,500 cases sent to this court a year only 80-100 are acceptedSpecial Power:Highest court in the countryDecide cases that challenge the consitutation

Current President Barack Obama

Makes the laws

Passes laws and bills

Sees the laws get done

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