America's New Government

By Anabel Arpi, Brianna Zhingri, and Veronika Volcjak


Do you know about our nation’s new government? This newsletter will explain about 2 of the 3 branches of government, Democracy, and the Bill of Rights. Our government is led by the president, general George Washington. These are all very important subjects in our new system of government and you must know about them.

Democracy Veronika V.

Democracy is the system of government used in the United States today. Democracy is made by the heads of the government and is enforced on us the people. Also, the heads of the government are elected into their position by the people in the United States (Giesecke, 2010). Government affects our lives everyday because it keeps us happy and safe in our country.

Judical Branch Anabel A.

The Judicial Branch decides whether laws break the orders of the Constitution. The justices are representatives of the Supreme Court. The President chooses one of the justices to be the Chief. The Chief decides what the Court’s opinion is. The Supreme Court and the Senate work together by the present and they approve the laws for each state. There are 10 Supreme Court justices. They are Rude Bader Ginsburg , Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Anthony Kennedy, John Paul Stevens, the Chief justice, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, and Clarence Thomas. The justices’ job is to decide if the country's laws go against the Constitution. The Constitution gives responsibilities to the Judicial Branch that the other branches do not have. The justices’ job is to decide if the country's laws go against the constitution. The constitution gives responsibilities to the Judicial Branch that the other branches do not have. During the year, the Supreme Court may be ask to listen more than 7,500 cases.

Legislative Branch Brianna Z.

The Legislative Branch is made up of the Senate and House of Representatives . It is the only branch that can order authority to declare war, borrow money, print currency and establish taxes for working adults. Every state votes for 2 members to be the Senate. The Senate has an authority to the system of checks and balances. Also they have to approve any treaties that the President makes with other countries . The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate . A Senator works for time of 6 years. The House of Representatives is based on how big the population of the State. The House of Representatives also has an authority to write laws and collect taxes. Also, if the high government does something that doesn’t seem right, they can put them on trial before the Senate. One example is that Wyoming has a small population so it has 1 Representative. New York's population has 27 Representatives. Congress men or women can work for a 2 year term.

Bill of Rights Veronika V.

The Bill of Rights is an addition to the Constitution which enforces the rights of the people in America. The Bill of Rights is made up of 10 amendments. The Bill of Rights was included in the Constitution on the 15th of December in the year 1791. The authors of the Bill of Rights are James Madison and George Mason. The ideas of the rights of the United States came from the Greek and Roman ancient civilizations (American Government, 2012). The following amendments are three of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights. The first amendment stated that the Congress cannot enforce a law that respects a religion. The third amendment states that no soldier is allowed to stay in someone’s house without being invited by the owner. In the sixth amendment, all people have the right to have a trial (The United States Bill of Rights, 2015).


In this newsletter you have learned about our nation’s government. The 2 of the 3 branches of government, Democracy, and Bill of Rights are very important to our system of government.You have been informed how our system runs and how it is organized.Now you know the laws that need to be followed in our new country.