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- What is the function of the Executive Branch ?

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The Federal Government
- What is the function of the Executive Branch ?
- The executive branch is the part of government that has sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state. The executive branch executes or enforces the law. The division of power into separate branches of government is central to the idea of the separation of powers .

What is the function of the Legislative Branch ?
- The legislative branch primary function is law making. This includes making and passing of new laws and amending and repealing of old laws. Other functions include levying of taxes and approving budgets of government expenditure.

What are the duties of the Legislative Branch ?
- The main duty of the legislative branch is to make laws for the country. The legislative branch is also tasked with the duty of writing bills which benefit the people as a whole. A bill is a proposed law which is still under consideration by the legislature.

- What are the duties of the Executive Branch ?
- The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.

- What is the President’s Cabinet ?
- The President Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments . The Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General.
What are the leadership positions of the Legislative Branch ?

President : Barack Obama
- Vice President : Joe Biden
- The Speaker of the House

There's a LOT of people in the Legislative branch, as it is composed up of two parts .

What is the function of the Judicial Branch ?
- The function of the judicial branch of government is to maintain justice and ensure that no laws go against the Constitution of the United States in any manner. The Judicial Branch of government consists of the Supreme court justices and are positions that are filled by the President of the United States.

How is the federal court organized ?
- The Supreme Court is the highest court in the federal Judiciary. Congress has established two levels of federal courts under the Supreme Court: the trial courts and the appellate courts. The United States Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices. At its discretion, and within certain guidelines established by Congress, the Supreme Court each year hears a limited number of the cases it is asked to decide. Those cases may begin in the federal or state courts, and they usually involve important questions about the Constitution or federal law.
How is the supreme court organized ?

- The united states government consists of three branches , Executive , Legislative and Judicial . Executive branch is represented by the president , legislative by congress and the house of representatives.

Some Member’s of the Supreme Court

Elena Kagan
Sonia M . Sotomayor
Samuel A . Alito Jr.
John G . Roberts Jr.

What is Judicial Review ?

- Judicial review is the power of a court to review a law or an official act of a government employee or agent; for example, although the basis is different in different countries, as unconstitutional or violating of basic principles of justice. In many jurisdictions, the court has the power to strike down that law, to overturn the executive act, or order a public official to act in a certain manner if it believes the law or act to be unconstitutional or to be contrary to law in a free and democratic society
Why is the Judicial Review Important to the
Supreme Court ?

- Judicial review is important because it serves as a check on the other branches of government. Judicial review is where a higher level court can review cases involving laws and render those laws invalid if they are in conflict with other higher forms of law, such as the Constitution. It is an important part of the checks and balances to limit the authority of the legislative branch.
What are Checks & Balances ?

- Counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated,
typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.

- We have this system of checks and balances because they make sure that no branch has the most power or has the power to boss around any other branches government.
Why does the United States have a system of checks & balances ?

How each branch checks another branch ?

-The United States of America runs its government on a system of checks and balances. As such, the check for the legislative branch of government holds a check over the executive branch of government, and the judicial branch of government holds the check for both branches.
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