Branches of Government

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Branches of Government

The Branches of Government

The Executive Branch, according to Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution, is lead by the President. The Presidents Primary duty is to lead the Executive Branch. The President is the head of all Government run agencies (C.I.A., F.B.I., N.S.A., Military, etc.). The president if he feels is necessary can Veto a bill passed by the Congress. If he feels like a bill passed is wrongly accepted he will send it back to Congress where they will have a revote.Under the President is the Vice President. His important duty is to be ready to become president if the president is unable to complete his duties. On the bottom is the Cabinet. There main job is to be the people in charge of fulfilling the Presidents commands. The Executive Branch as a whole has the abilities to buy and sell land, as well as sign treaties.

According to Article 3 of the Constitution The Judicial Branch is run by a Supreme Court. The Supreme Court currently has 9 members on it. The Supreme Court holds all major conflicts and all conflicts between branches or states. If the Supreme court feels as though a member of the Cabinet is misusing their power they can put the person under trial and possibly have them impeached. Under the Supreme court is the remaining courts. These courts hold the remaining trials held in their districts.

The Legislative Branch is structured into 2 houses; The Senate and The House of Representitives. The House of Representatives (H.O.R.) is the lower house. They first discuss the ideas and then a regional congressman brings it up in congress. Once the idea is in debate it is a bill. The bill once voted for by 50% of the H.O.R is sent to the Senate. The bill if passed is sent to the president to be signed. If it is signed it becomes a law if not it is vetoed. The Congress can reject the veto if 2/3 of both houses vote to say the veto was unresonable.

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Executive Branch

3 Branches of Gov.

Process of Bill to Law

Powers of Branches

More on Executive Branch

The Amendments

President Barrack Obama (Right)V.P. Joe Biden (Left)

The 4 members of the U.S. Cabinet are John Kerry (Department of State), Jack Lew (Department of Treasury), Chuck Hagel (Department of Defense), and Sally Jewell (Department of Interior). These 4 People are the Spokespeople or Leaders of there specific branch of the Cabinet. Together them and 11 other members discuss along with the President and Vice President to make hard decisions about their branches.

The Constitution is a document known as a living document. It is still in use today. The Constitution in the beginning did not contain the Bill of Rights. The Anti-Federalists argued agianst the Federalists for these rights to be incorperated. After arguement it was decided the Bill of Rights would not be including. This Angered the Anti-Federalists. These few members refused to sign the Constitution without the Bill of Rights. After another debate it was incorperated. The Bill of Rights is a set of basic rights every american is entitled to. These few rights is wahat our founding fathers based our entire U.S. government off of.

The Amendments 13-15, and 19 are the most important Amendments passed. Article 13 abolishes slavery. Amendment 14 states the rights to naturlized citizenship, and Amendments 15 and 19 allow all Genders and races, as long as a citizen of the U.S., to vote.Dates passedA.13: December 6, 1865A.14: July 9, 1868A.15: February 3, 1870A.19: August 18, 1920These Amendments are passed when 2/3 of Congress propose them and then 3/4 of Congress after hard thought and a revote approve it.

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  • gagiuffre 7 years ago

    gagiuffre's avatar

    Good Start...
    You have some good information on the Legislative Branch..When you begin talking about how a bill becomes law... Make that transition... "The process of how a law is created begins with an idea that is presented to the Congress." Then explain the process.
    Dont forget to start whole thing with "Article I establishes the Legislative Branch." or put "Article I" above your heading "Legislative Branch" .
    Good Luck!
    Mrs Flaherty