The three branches of government under the constitution are like a WEDDING. The constitution is like the vows The vows of a wedding show what the bride and groom will do for each other like the constitution shows what the government will do for the people. The people are like the parents The parents of a bride support her in most of her decisions, but speak up if they don’t approve of something like the people support most of the decisions made by the government, but speak up if they don’t approve. The executive branch is like the cake bakery The cake bakery carries out the owners ideas of how they want the cake to look like the executive branch carries out the laws. The legislative branch is like the maid of honor The maid of honor proposes ideas when help picking out items for the bride like the legislative branch proposes laws for the people. The judicial branch is like the audience The audience can object if they don’t think the wedding should happen like the judicial branch objects to a law if they don’t think it follows the constitution. The president is like the wedding planner The wedding planner gets to know the clients so that they get an idea of what they want like the president gets to know the people so that he/she can get an idea of what they want. Congress is like the bride and the groom The bride and the groom have all the power over the wedding like the congress has all the legislative power. The supreme court is like the priest The priest says the final conclusion of the wedding like the supreme court says the final conclusion of a federal case. Checks and balances are like the checklist The check list helps the wedding move smoothly and organized like checks and balances help the government move smoothly and organized. Separation of powers is like the groom and bride sides The audience is split between the bride and groom side like the government is split into branches. Bride side Groom side The constitutional convention is like the rehearsal. At the rehearsal they decide who goes where like at the constitutional convention they decide what becomes a law. James Madison is like the wedding photographer The photographer takes photos and notes and puts it into a scrap book like James Madison took notes at the constitutional convention and made it into a book. The senate is like the courthouse. The courthouse approves a marriage license like the senate approves foreign treaties. The house of representatives is like the family The family can fire anyone who works at the wedding like the house of representatives can “fire” (impeach) the president. The articles of confederation are like the ceremony. The ceremony is normally great but has its’ flaws just like the articles of confederation were a great outline of the government but had their flaws. THE END!!!