The tree branches of government

By: Lilly Sorrells

What is the three branches of government?

The three branches of government are three groups that help make choices for the United States. There are three groups, because we don't want for one group to be more powerful than another. This process is otherwise known as the checks and balances system

Who is in the presidential cabinet ?

In order of succession to the Presidency:

Vice President of the United States
Joseph R. Biden

Department of State
Secretary John Kerry

Department of the Treasury
Secretary Jack Lew

Department of Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel

Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Department of the Interior
Secretary Sally Jewell

Department of Agriculture
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack

Department of Commerce
Secretary Penny Pritzker

Department of Labor
Secretary Thomas E. Perez

Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan

Department of Transportation
Secretary Anthony Foxx

Department of Energy
Secretary Ernest Moniz

Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson

The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:

White House Chief of Staff

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Gina McCarthy

Office of Management & Budget
Director Sylvia Burwell

United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Michael Froman

The senators of the united states

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States,

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice,

Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice,

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice,

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice,

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice,

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice,

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice,

Elena Kagan, Associate Justice,

Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Associate Justice,

David H. Souter (Retired), Associate Justice,

John Paul Stevens (Retired), Associate Justice,

Two famous Supreme Court cases.

The first famous Supreme Court case is Brown vs. the board of education. They went to court , because brown didn't think is was fair that white skin and dark skin people had to go to school separately. Brown reminded the court that in the constitution clearly states that everyone is to be treated equal. This court case partially ended segregation in school. The second court cases is Dred Scott vs. Sanford . This is a famous court case, because Scott and his wife were sued for their freedom in Missouri after living with there owner.

How does a case make it to the Supreme Court?

Cases make it to the Supreme Court by a) the people that are involved in the case ask to go to court again, or b) the Superior court sends the case to the Supreme Court.