Constitution This document establishes the basic principles of the American government. Power and duties are divided amongst the three branches of government Executive Judicial Legislative
Executive Branch President Vice President Departments Independent / Agencies
Leader of the country and commander of the military.
President of the Senate and becomes President if
the President can no longer do the job.
Department heads advise the President on issues and help carry out policies.
Help carry out policy or provide special services.
Legislative Branch Congress House of Representatives Senate
The House of Representative and the Senate (Congress) make up the legislative branch of government.
Congress has the power to make laws.
Judicial Branch The judicial branch of government is made up of the court system. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Courts decide arguments about the meaning of laws, how they are applied, and whether they break the rules of the Constitution.
White Team (Executive Branch)
The main job of this branch of government is to_____
Who are the leaders of this branch?
What is a cabinet?
Name 5 Cabinet jobs
Who is the 1 st lady?
Red Team (Legislative Branch)
The main job of this part of the government is to _______
This group of legislators is called the
How many senators aree there?
Does every state always have the same number of senators?
How many Representatives are there?
What are the names of Massachusetts Senators and Representatives
Blue Team (Judicial Branch)
Judicial is another word for ______
The judicial branch works in what building
What does the words equal justice mean?
What are the names of the leaders of this branch of government
How do these people get chosen for this position?
Essential /Unit /Content Content Question What are the branches of Government? What is the election process? Who makes the laws? Why is it important to vote? Name the two major political parties in the U.S. The U.S.Congress is made up of what two bodies?? Content Questions The Present belongs to what Branch? What is a Bill? What is a Democracy? Can anyone vote in an election? What is the role of the Supreme Court? How many Representatives does Massachusetts have in the House of Representatives? Why do we have three branches of government? Unit Questions What makes up our Government? Essential Questions