The Three Branches of the Federal Government

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Framework of the three branches of the federal government of the U.S.

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The Three Branches of the Federal Government:

The Three Branches of the Federal Government 7 th Grade Social Studies

Three Branches of Government:

Three Branches of Government Executive Branch Carry out and a pprove laws Legislative Branch Make the laws Judicial Branch Interpret meaning of laws & meaning of the Constitution

Executive Branch – Carry Out and Approve Laws:

Executive Branch – Carry Out and Approve Laws President Barack Obama Elected by the country Electoral College Terms 4 year terms 2 term max Duties Negotiate treaties Head of State Commander in Chief of U.S. armed forces Propose budget

Legislative Branch – Make the Laws:

Legislative Branch – Make the Laws Congress – Two Houses Senate Elected by state 2 senators per state Pat Toomey Bob Casey Jr. Term 6 years Unlimited House of Representatives Elected by state 435 members Based on a state’s population (18 for PA) Bill Shuster Term 2 years Unlimited

Judicial Branch – Interprets Meaning of Laws & Constitution:

Judicial Branch – Interprets Meaning of Laws & Constitution Supreme Court 9 justices total 8 associate justices 1 Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Nominated by the president Must be approved by the senate Term No limit Retire/Resign/Death

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