Name the three branches of government in the United States?
The executive branch carries out the laws. The President is the head of this branch. The legislative branch makes laws. It is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The judicial branch interprets laws. The Supreme Court is the highest court in this branch.
The Three Branches of Government
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the USA. The Supreme Court has the power to remove any law that it believes to be unconstitutional. The US Congress has the power to impeach and remove the President from office. The President of the United States can only serve two terms in office.
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Question: What are the three branches of government? Clues: • There are three branches of government that are responsible for different parts of running a country. • These three branches are the executive, legislative and judicial branches. • The executive branch is responsible for executing laws, the legislative branch is responsible for creating laws and the judicial branch is responsible for interpreting laws. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram showing the three branches of government and explain how they work together. B. Create a cartoon strip showing a disagreement between the three branches and how they solve it.
What are the three branches of government?
- Executive, Legislative, Judicial
- Federal, State, Local
- Public, Private, Non-profit
What is the role of the legislative branch?
- Enforce laws
- Make laws
- Interpret laws
Who is part of the executive branch?
- President and Vice President
- Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader
What is the highest court in America called?
- District Court
- Appeals Court
- Supreme Court
What does it mean for a president to veto a bill?
- To reject it
- To amend it
- To approve it
Work together in pairs: What are the three branches of the U.S. government and what are their roles?