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The Duties of the Tree Branches of Government
The tree branches of the US government work together to run the country Legislative Executive Judicial
The Constitution provides for this system so that no branch has more power than others
System of checks and balances Through this system, each branch is given power to checkup on the other two branches. The President has the power to veto a bill sent from Congress Congress has the power to impeach Supreme Court Judges or Presidents The Supreme Court has the power to overturn a law that they believe is unconstitutional.
Legislative Branch Is comprised of the senate and the House of Representatives Makes the laws Votes on whether a bill should become a law Approves the appointments of federal judges Passes the national budget Has the power to declare war
Executive Branch Is comprised of the President and his cabinet Carries out and enforces the laws Appoints Judges to the Supreme Court Grants pardons for crimes
The White House
Judicial Branch Is comprised of all the courts Interprets the laws and punishes lawbreakers Declares laws unconstitutional.
Congress Graphic organiser Senate House of Representatives # of total seats How are # of seats determined Length of Term Required age to run in election How long do they have to be a U.S. Citizen? Do they have to be a legal resident of the state? What are the term limits?