Three Branches of Our Federal
Government
Legislative Branch
*All Three Branch
Check each other
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch
*No one Branch is
more important
than the others
We call it “Checks and Balances”
Executive Branch
Headed by The President
Carries out the laws of the Federal Government
Also included are:
Vice President
Cabinet (advisors to the President)
Legislative Branch
Headed by: The Speaker of the House
Make the laws of our national
government
Two Houses
House of Representatives:435
members
Senate 100 members
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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Legislative Branch Headed by: The Speaker of the House