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Three Branches of Our Federal Government

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Title: Legislative Branch Headed by: The Speaker of the House Author: Mary Frances Cosgrove Last modified by: hstest Created Date: 9/22/2006 10:40:29 PM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Three Branches of Our Federal Government


1
Three Branches of Our Federal Government
  • Legislative Branch All Three Branch
  • Check each other
  • Executive Branch
  • No one Branch is more important
  • Judicial Branch than the others
  • We call it Checks and Balances

2
Executive Branch Headed by The President
  • Carries out the laws of the Federal Government
  • Also included are
  • Vice President
  • Cabinet (advisors to the President)

3
Legislative Branch Headed by The Speaker of the
House
  • Make the laws of our national government
  • Two Houses
  • House of Representatives435 members
  • Senate 100 members

4
Judicial Branch Headed by The Chief Justice
  • Interprets the laws to make sure that it is legal
    under the Constitution
  • Nine Supreme Court Justices
  • Federal Courts
  • State Courts
  • Local Courts
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