Branches of Government
Why the Founding Fathers Created the Constitution
The founding fathers felt that it was important to equally distribute the power of the government and to make sure that it was not too powerful. They wanted to give power to everyone rather than focusing all of the power in one place. They created the Bill of Rights in order to protect the rights of every citizen and to limit the power of the federal government.
What Do the Branches Do?
Legislative: Made up by Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Legislative Branch proposes new laws that will be passed or vetoed by the president.
Judicial: The Judicial Branch oversee the United States court system. This branch is made up by the Supreme Court and their job is to interpret and explain the constitution and the laws that were written by Congress.