United States Government Visual
Tamya, Amelia, Dana, Arielle
The Legislative Branch is managed by the Congress. There are 100 elected Senators with 2 senates per state. The power they have is to make our laws. The Congress is divided into 2 parts. One part is called the Senate and another is called the House Of Representative. The House Of Representative discuss ideas and decided if these ideas (bills) should be come a law or be vetoed.
The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.
The Judicial Branch of Government is made up of the Supreme Court and 9 Justices. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the Country. They are special judges who interpret laws according to the Constitution. The power they have is Interpreting the Constitution, reviewing laws, and deciding cases involving states' rights.
Key Words To Learn/Know
Tripartite- A type of government that has three parts, in the USA its Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
Elected Officials-People who are elected by citizens to run the government on their behalf.
Civic Duty-Refers to the people of a country having a responsibility to help make the city or or country successful.
Checks and Balances-Separation of power preventing one group, within a government from becoming too powerful. Example: President can “VETO” and bill passed by Congress.
Republic- A form of government based on written laws and where citizens hold the power to elect their leaders
Representative Democracy-Often times called a republic this is a form of government where officials are elected to speak on citizens behalf. Form of government the United States used today.