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The Three Branches of Government
Transcript of The Three Branches of Government
The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
Managing the Budget
Declaring War and Creating Foreign Treaties
Another one of the very important tasks the Legislative Branch performs is creating foreign treaties. This is very important because without these treaties, the U.S. would no longer make trades, have allies,or
Declaring war is very important, because if we did not declare wars, we would never solve any disputes.
2 Types of Veto
- The Presidents returns the unsigned bill Congress within a 10 day period usually with a memorandum dissaproval or a "
- The veto becomes effective when the President fails to sign a bill after Congress has adjourned and is
to override the veto.
Chooses officials and advisers to help run the Executive Branch.
The President is the
Commander in Chief
He's in charge of the U.S. Armed Forces; the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Marines.
Has the power to
laws made by Congress
Decides what American diplomats and ambassadors should say to foreign diplomats.
Governor's and Mayor's Roles
Governor acts as
Chief Executive of Texas
, makes appointments to boards and commissions and represents Texas.
The Mayor's roles in the government is to preside over the council and council meetings. The Mayor also provides
and guidance to our community.
The Judicial Branch of government
and interprets the laws, meaning judges and jurors decide how the laws will be
Levels of Courts
jurisdiction, but do have power to carry arrest warrants.
: involves cases containing
over all sorts of cases such as criminal, civil, juvenile and family.
Courts of Appeal: T
judges see over the case before reaching a verdict.
Supreme Court consists of nine justices. The only cases that get passed to the Supreme Court are the
or any threats that go against the
By: Ava Ward
The Founding Fathers wanted to form a government that didn't allow one person to have too much control. With this in mind, the framers wrote the Constitution to provide separation of powers, or three separate branches of government; the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branch.
The Legislative Branches main job is to
. Their job is assigned by the Constitution. This branch helps sustain the principle of
checks and balances
. Other jobs of the legislative branch are to manage the governments budget, make presidential appointment's, create foreign treaties, and
Jobs of the Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch has the job of managing the
of the United States. Without this job, the way we would spend our money would spiral out of control, and our country would not have one of the best financial systems in the world.
The Executive Branch executes laws and has the power to
them as well. The Executive Branch also has the
authority and responsibility
for the daily administration of the state.
a proposal made by a law making body.
Executive Branches Job
Two Types of Defenses
crimes such as murder, arson and major theft. When convicted of a felony the accused spends
time in jail
and in extreme cases, the
Less serious crimes such as
and traffic violations. You must pay a
Advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the
of each member's respective office.
is the main job of the Legislative Branch. To maintain checks and balances, the Legislative Branch is assigned the job of creating the laws of the United States.