Branches of Government

Alexandrea Holland

Overview

The three branches of government consist of: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Each branch has a different job that they need to accomplish. The Legislative Branch is known as Congress which consists of the Senate and House of Representatives. They have the power to pass laws for our country. The Executive Branch is headed by our, President Obama, where he can enforce the laws that the Legislative Branch passes. Finally, the Judicial Branch holds the Supreme Court and controls the court systems.

Explanation on Why the Founding Fathers Created the Constitution

The founding fathers felt it was important to create a constitution because after the Articles of Confederation was ratified in 1781, they felt that too much power could not be given to one person. Thus creating the three branches of government to each hold part of the power.

The Three Branches of Government

Executive Branch in the News

In 2013, President Obama announced a series of actions he would take involving climate change.


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