THE 3 BRANCHES OF
GOVERNMENT
By: Anand
THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Congress is made up of the Senate (100 representatives) and the
House of Representatives (435 repre...
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
The President leads the executive branch and the Vice President helps
him. The Cabinet advises the pr...
THE JUDICIAL BRANCH
The Supreme Court leads the Judicial Branch. The Supreme Court is
made up of judges. The Judicial bran...
CONGRESS
Congress was established in 1787. The first Congress met in Federal
Hall in New York City. The Congress of the Un...
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The United States House of Representatives is one of the of the two houses of the
United Stat...
THE SENATE
Congress, includes another lawmaking body called the Senate. Voters elect two senators
from each state, regardl...
WHY WE SHOULD HAVE 3
BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT
We should have three branches of government for many reasons. One
purpose of h...
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  1. 1. THE 3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT By: Anand
  2. 2. THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Congress is made up of the Senate (100 representatives) and the House of Representatives (435 representatives). The legislative branch can declare war and they can impeach the government. They can overturn vetoed bills and they make the laws. They approve or reject the president’s appointments and they have “The Power of the Purse” which means they decide on the president’s budget.
  3. 3. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH The President leads the executive branch and the Vice President helps him. The Cabinet advises the president. The executive branch directs the military and they veto or accept bills/laws. The executive branch also enforces laws and makes foreign policies. Finally, the executive branch writes the Federal Budget.
  4. 4. THE JUDICIAL BRANCH The Supreme Court leads the Judicial Branch. The Supreme Court is made up of judges. The Judicial branch interprets laws and decide if they are constitutional. They decide court cases and they settle cases between two or more states.
  5. 5. CONGRESS Congress was established in 1787. The first Congress met in Federal Hall in New York City. The Congress of the United States is the LegislativeBbranch of the federal government. Compromise of the House Of Representatives and the Senate, the Congress brings together 435 representatives of the people., 100 Senators from the 50 states and 5 delegates from the territories of the United States- an assembly of 540 to make the laws that govern the nation.
  6. 6. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The United States House of Representatives is one of the of the two houses of the United States Congress. The Constitution provided for at least one representative for each state. Originally, there was one representative for every 30,000 people in the state. Today there is one representative pre several hundred thousand people. To be a representative, you have to be 25 years old, a U.S. citizen for 7 years. The House of Representatives votes on new laws called bills. A bill must be voted on and passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by the President of the United States in order to become a law.
  7. 7. THE SENATE Congress, includes another lawmaking body called the Senate. Voters elect two senators from each state, regardless of population size. There is equal representation from each state in the Senate. It doesn't matter if the state is big or small, how big it’s population is, or where it is located. Senators are elected every 6 years. To be a senator a person must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for at least 9 years, and have fulfilled the requirements for residency in the state that person wishes to represent. A senator’s job is to represent the people living in his or her state in the United States Senate. Part of this job is to write and vote on new laws called bills. A bill must be voted on and passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by the President of the United States in order to become a law. The senate can also approve treaties.
  8. 8. WHY WE SHOULD HAVE 3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT We should have three branches of government for many reasons. One purpose of having three branches of government is to provide a system of government with checks and balances. The branches each have the power to check one another. This sets a system in place where one branch can not become more powerful than the others. They did not want these powers to be controlled by just one man or one group. The delegates were afraid that if a small group received too much power, the United States would wind up under the rule of another dictator or tyrant.
  9. 9. THANKS FOR WATCHING!!

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