By: Ronny, Kate, Audrey, Franklin
Introduction by Audrey Schnecker
Executive Branch by Ronny Sanchez
The Executive Branch has the power to carry out the laws. Is final includes access to the president, the vice president and his advisory group called cabinet. Every four years, the United States voted to elect a president and vice president.
Judicial Branch by Franklin Quizhpi
The Judicial Branch is made of nine justices, The supreme court, and the federal court. The Judicial Branch makes sure that a law is not breaking the rule of constitution, and is fair to all citizens. To become a member of the Judicial branch, you must be appointed by the President and be approved by the Senate.To become a member of the Judicial Branch is that you do not need any requirement, but you need to have background knowledge. The judges of the supreme court can serve as a judge until they die or until they retire. Some interesting facts about the Judicial Branch are that William O. Douglas was a judge for 36 years.The Judicial Branch has a very important job to do.
Legislative Branch by Kate Lowenthal
The Legislative Branch is the house that makes up the Congress, which creates laws. The Congress has the power and the force from the Constitution that no other branch of government has. The Congress is made up of over 500 people. Someone can become a member of the Legislative Branch by having state voters elect representatives for the House of Representatives and for their Senators. It dependents on the population of the state for the amount of representatives that they get. Each state elects two members of the Senate, called Senators. Senators serve six-year terms, and representatives serve two-year terms. The laws is made up of 2 chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Senate has the power and authority from the Constitution to approve any treaties the President makes with other countries. The system of checks and balances, the Senate must approve any treaties that the President makes with other countries and must do so with a two-thirds majority. It also has the power to approve the President’s choices for Cabinet member, supreme court justices and ambassadors to the other countries. In the Senate the Vice President acts like the President but for the Senate. Where the Senate meets is called the Senate chamber.
The House of Representatives is also called the House. The House has the power and authority that no other part of the government has. The House is the only one who can write laws that collect tax.
Democracy and bill of rights by Audrey Schnecker
The democracy and the bill of rights play a big role in our everyday life in the United States of America. They make sure that everyone has a say in anything political and that everyone has the same rights as each other.
The bill of rights is made up of ten amendments. These amendments state the rights that each citizen of the United States of America has. Here are three of them; Freedoms, Petitions, and Assemble; Congress can not make a law regarding religion, or the right for peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Right to bear arms; The right of the people to keep and or hold guns if they have a licence. Quartering of soldiers; Soldiers are not allowed to stay in anyone’s home without permission of the owner. Those are only three out of ten of them! They are also only a few of our rights in this country.
A democracy is a form of government in which there is no lone ruler, it is different than a dictatorship in which one person rules alone. In a democracy everyone has a say in whatever is happening in the country. For instance; when it is time to select a new president, there is no one person going, “Hey, I like you the most so therefore you are now president, sorry other candidates.”. No, there is a big process, and a part of that process is voting, in which each citizen over the age of 18 has the right to vote for a new president. That is a little piece of what a democracy is. That is also why we have such a big government, so that their is no one ruler.
The democracy and the bill of rights are an important part of our government in the U.S.A. They protect our rights and let people have a say in whatever is going on.