The Three Branches of Government

Food, Water, and Shelter


The constitution divides the federal government into three branches. Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.


The Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. The Legislative branch creates the laws.
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The power of the Executive branch is vested in the president of the United States. The executive branch carries out and enforces the law.
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The judicial branch is made up of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. The judicial branch evaluates laws.
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On average, a person can go about a week without food. A judicial branch is important, but can be loosely presented in some countries or sometimes none at all. Therefore, while the legislative branch is more important, the judicial branch is less important.


Water is representative of the legislative branch. The legislative branch makes the laws and you can't have laws in the first place without having the legislative branch. Just like water you cannot survive without it you maybe able to survive without food or shelter for a couple of days but you can't survive without water at all. Just like the constitution can't survive without the legislative branch.


When trying to survive in the wild what really decides how long you can survive is shelter. Like the executive branch which carries out laws shelter really decides how long you can survive like the executive branch decides how long laws can survive because the laws cannot survive without being enforced. Even though they are all important, to survive the longest shelter is the most important necessity just like all three branches of government are important but the executive branch is the most important

Checks and Balances

Legislative Branch

Can impeach judges and remove them from congress. Congress approves presidential nominations and can pass laws over the presidents veto. Can impeach the president and remove them from office

Executive Branch

The president can veto congressional legislation and can nominate judges.

Judicial Branch

The court can declare laws unconstitutional and the court can declare presidential acts unconstitutional.


Although food, water, and shelter are completely different things they all work together to provide basic survival. Just as the 3 branches of government provide very different functions, they form the government that runs and protects our country.