President is the Head of the The Executive Branch also
Executive Branch includes Vice President and
• He makes laws official cabinet Members.
• He is elected by the entire • The Cabinet is made up of
country 15 major departments of
• He approves and carries out government
laws passed from the • Cabinet gives advice to the
legislative branch president about important
• He is commander and chief matters.
of the armed forces
Executive Branch Cont.
• The Cabinet consists of…
– The Secretary of
– The secretary of
– The secretary of state
– The Secretary of
– And many more
•Who directly elects •Who is in charge of the
the President? executive branch?
Your answer: Your answer:
-the people -Librarian
-Executive Branch -The President
-Congress -President Pro Tempore
-Electoral College -Speaker of the House
• The Legislative Branches most important
duty is to make laws.
• This branch is made up of two houses.
• The two houses are the Senate and the
House of Representatives.
House of Representatives Senate
• There are 435 • There are 100 senators in
representatives. the senate, two from each
• The number of state.
representatives each state • Senators serve six year
gets is based on its terms and are elected by
population. their state.
• The speaker of the house is • The Vice President is the
the head of the House of head of the Senate.
Congress is made up of ________ houses.
There are _________ senators in the Senate.
Men and women who belong to the Senate are called
Each senator is elected to office for a period of
• The Judicial Branch oversees the court
system of the U.S.
• The Supreme court is the head of the
• The Judicial Branch explains the meaning
of the Constitution and laws passed by
• Supreme Court
– On the Supreme Court there are 9 judges, 8
associate justices, and one chief justice.
– The judges are nominated by the President and
approved by the Senate.
– They have no term limits.
– It’s the highest court in the land, and it’s
decisions are final.
• There are 3 main branches of the United
States Government and it is very important
for us to know about all of them and
understand their roles. It will help us
understand what goes on in the world today.