Name one branch of the American Government?
The US has a federal government with three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive branch is headed by the President and is responsible for enforcing laws. The legislative branch is Congress, which passes laws, and the judicial branch interprets them.
American Government Explained
The US Constitution is the oldest written Constitution in the world, ratified in 1788. The US Constitution requires only a quorum of two-thirds of both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to pass a bill into law. The US Congress has the power to impeach and remove a president from office, the only other government to have this power is Israel.
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Work together in pairs: What is the purpose of the Electoral College system in the United States?
How does the principle of separation of powers help to maintain checks and balances in the American government system?
Work together in pairs: What are three examples of checks and balances between the three branches of the United States government?
Brain break: Draw a picture of what you think happened on January 6, 2021.
Which one of these presidents have been impeached?
- Joe Biden
- Barack Obama
- Donald Trump
How many branches of government are there in the United States?
Which document outlines the basic/fundamental laws and principles of the United States?
- Bill of Rights
- Declaration of Independence
- The Constitution
What is the age requirement to become a U.S. Senator?
- 30 years old
- 25 years old
- 35 years old
What is the term length for a U.S. Representative in Congress?
Should public opinion dictate how the Constitution is interpreted? Why or Why not?