Branches of Goverment

Marisela Isak


Within the United State's government, there are three branches.The Executive Branch is an example of one. The Executive Branch is controlled by the president, he or she has many important duties, such as enforcing legislation, and is voted into office by an electoral vote. Another branch of government is the Legislative Branch. This branch is known as Congress, and one of their responsibilities is making laws. Congress is split into two parts, the Senate and House of Representatives. There are two senators from each state, while the House of Representatives varies on a state's population. The final branch is the Judicial; there are two parts in this branch, just like the Legislative Branch. There is the Supreme Court and the 9 Justices. These consist of judges that interpret laws according to the constitution. All these branches together make up our government, and are all vital to our nation's safety and order.

Explanation on Why the Founding Fathers Created the Constitution

Long ago the founding fathers decided that in order to prevent monarchies and dictatorships, that the power be spread; thus three branches. They had checks and balances to keep it in order. The importance of as to why we have three branches is often underestimated, but still nonetheless still important. Looking back to when the Articles of Confederation's were in charge, they only had legislation. That government ended in demise because of not separating the power.

The Function of the Three Branches

As mentioned there are three branches that share the power of our nation; the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Each of these very important branches play a vital role in keeping order in our nation. The legislative accepts or rejects laws and have the power to declare war. The Executive Branch is made up of the president, vice president, the Cabinet, executive departments, and independent agencies. Together they make sure laws are enforced. The president individually is in charge of the federal government, and is commander-in-chief of the United States Armed forces. The last branch, the judicial, looks at individual cases and through their interpretation they hold the fate of the person in question. The power is split between the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

Judicial Branch in the News

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