The US Government
The US has a federal government based on the Constitution, which divides power between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The legislative branch is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and is responsible for making laws. The executive branch, led by the President, is responsible for enforcing laws and running the government.
What is your opinion on the current role of the American government?
- It is doing an adequate job
- It is too intrusive
- It should do more to support citizens
- It should focus on international relations
Which is not a law in California?
- It’s illegal to injure or disturb a rock
- it is against the law to lick a toad
- Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street
- it is illegal to play soccer, baseball, or football in public
What roles do the federal and state governments play in American government?
What powers are reserved for the federal government by the U.S. Constitution?
What challenges can arise when federal and state governments share power?
What does the Full Faith and Credit Clause do?
Name four methods of Interstate Relations.