United States Government Begin SS-05-1.2.1 Students will identify the three branches of the U.S. Government, explain the basic duties of each branch (executive-enforce the laws, legislative-make the laws, judicial- interpret the laws) and identify important national/federal offices/leaders, (President, Vice-President, Congress, House, Senate, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, judges) associated with each branch.
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The United States was officially established in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which freed our country from England’s rule
From this point forward, this country was known as the thirteen colonies and were governed individually
In 1787, the Constitutional Convention met to write a Constitution for our country
In 1789, the U.S. Constitution was finalized, and George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States
To learn more history about the United States Capitol Building, click on the flag below…
A brief history of the United States of America Next
Let’s learn about our government (continued)… The U.S. Constitution breaks the government into three parts that all share equal powers. Click on the buildings to learn more about each part. The 3 Branches of Government Next Take Quiz