The Executive The Legislative The Judicial The Three Branches of Government
What are the powers of the Executive Branch? Sign legislation into Law or Veto Commander and Chief Head of State & Head of Government
What are the powers of the Legislature Branch? Enact Legislation Declare War Confirm or reject Presidential Appointments
What are the powers of the Judicial Branch? Determine Constitutionality of law Apply Constitution to specific cases Interpret Law
Constitutional Checks and Balances for Protection!
Texas Essential Knowledge: Social Studies, Grade 5 (17) Government. The student understands the Framework of government created by the United States Constitution. The student is expected to: (A) Identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of government. (B) Identify the reasons for and describe the system of checks and balances outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
Texas Essential Knowledge: Technology Applications, Grade 5 (5) Information acquisition. The student acquires electronic information in a variety of formats, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to: (A) acquire information including text, audio, video, and graphics; and (B) use on-line help and documentation.
Texas Essential Knowledge: Language and Reading, Grade 5 (3) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to: (A) compare and contrast the themes or moral lessons of several works of fiction from various cultures; (C) explain the effect of a historical event or movement on the theme of a work of literature.
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