How to Understand the 3 Branches of Government


How to Understand the 3 Branches of Government. To make sure that no ruling body has absolute
power, the Constitution splits government into three branches. Understand both their independent duties as
well as their interactions. You will need Legislative branch Executive
branch Judicial branch and checks and balances. Step 1. Become familiar with the legislative branch. Congress is split into the Senate and House
of Representatives: these 2 bodies are responsible for writing and passing bills. Every state has 2 senators, while the number
of members per state in the House of Representatives is based on state population. Step 2. Recognize the powers of the executive branch,
which includes the President, Vice President, and Cabinet. In addition to having veto power on laws passed
by Congress, the President is head of the military and responsible for making treaties
with foreign countries. However, all treaties and declarations of
war must be approved by Congress. Step 3. Review the function of the judicial branch,
America’s federal court system. The Supreme Court in charge of establishing
lower federal courts, and settling disputes over the application of federal laws to make
sure all laws are constitutional. The 9 justices of the Supreme Court are appointed
by the President but must be approved by Congress. All Supreme Court justices serve on the Court
for life unless they resign, retire, or are removed by Congress. Step 4. Recognize how the branches interact with and
depend on each other. Each branch can check the power of the other
branches so that power is distributed evenly, a system known as ‘checks and balances’. The separation of power as well as this system
of checks and balances is what makes our country run smoothly. Did you know Congress has denied the President’s
request to declare war only twice, once in 1815 and once in 1999.




Comments
  1. Obama has bombed Iraq without the approval of congress recently and is planning airstrikes in Syria also. Is this treason or how is this possible? 

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    en tous cas sa fait longtemps que j essaye de te retrouver et je suis content d avoir réussi
    indice on était au collège ensemble à vonnas et dans la même classe 😜
    en tous cas j espère que tout vas bien pour toi en espérant une réponse de ta part
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