In a few words, describe the role of the legislative branch of the US government?
Introduction to the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government
The Legislative Branch is responsible for making laws and representing citizens It is made up of the House of Representatives (435) and the Senate (100) The Legislative Branch is one arm of the three branches of the federal government
Which branch of the federal government is responsible for making laws?
The legislative branch of the federal government is made up of two chambers - the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each state is represented equally in the Senate with two seats, while House seats are assigned to each state based on population. The legislative branch of the federal government is responsible for proposing and passing laws. The President can veto a law, but Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses. The legislative branch of the federal government is the only branch with the power to declare war. The President can request the declaration of war, but only Congress can actually approve it.
What roles and responsibilities do members of the legislative branch of the federal government have?
What powers does the legislative branch have that the other branches do not have?
Checks and Balances
How might the legislative branch of the federal government interact with other branches of government to create policy?
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Question: What roles and responsibilities do the legislative branch of the federal government have?
The legislative branch is responsible for making laws. It can override presidential vetoes. The legislative branch is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
A: Research the piece of legislation assigned to your group. Create a slideshow researching its journey through Congress. Examples: Who proposed the law? When was it proposed? What was it about? What challenges did it face? Was it vetoed? Who voted against it? Who voted for it? When was it passed?
What is the main function of the legislative branch?
- To create and pass laws
- To interpret laws
- To enforce laws
Which article of the U.S. Constitution establishes the legislative branch?
- Article II
- Article III
- Article I
What is the name of the legislative body in the United States Congress?
- Senate and House of Representatives
How many members are there in the U.S. Senate?