After the largest war in American history the Unites States government was created which not only put a strain on the people, but each individual state on its own. The framers of the United States constitution knew that the nature of man needed to be kept in check, so the creation of the government was designed to have plenty of watchdogs. The federal government is made up of three unique arms or branches of the government. These worksheets will explore the structure and function of the American Government.
The legislative branch is meant to create laws. It will also provide the confirmation or rejection of presidential nominations for the Supreme Court, federal judges, and federal agencies. This branch also has the power to declare war. Congress and the special agencies are the two essential parts of this branch. The congress includes the senate and house of representative. The citizens of America have the right to vote for representatives and senators through free of cost and confidential ballots.
The purpose of the executive branch is to carry out the law. The main elements of the executive branch are president, vice president, executive departments, commissions, cabinet, independent agencies, and committees. The citizens of America can vote for the president and vice president.
President is the one who leads the country. His or her duty is to head the state. The president can serve for four years. Vice president is the one who supports the president. In times of need, the vice president can also act as the president. The cabinet has members who advise the president.
The judicial branch is known to interpret the meaning of the law. This branch applies the law to individuals. The main elements of the judicial branch are the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
The highest court of the United States is the Supreme Court. The president is the one who nominates the justices of the Supreme Court. They are approved by the senate. Supreme Court is made up of nine members. There is one chief justice and he has eight associates.