The Three Branches of Government Under the Constitution Are Like a… Human Body! By: Alea Al-Aghbari The Brain The brain is like the Constitution because just as the brain controls the body, the Constitution controls what people can or cannot do. The Heart The heart is like the people because just as the heart keeps the body alive, the people keep the government from collapsing. The Arms The arms are like the executive branch because just as arms carry objects, the executive branch carries out the laws. The Hands The hands are like the legislative branch because just as hands help the body write, the legislative branch makes and writes laws. The Neck The neck is like the judicial branch because just as the neck supports the head, the judicial branch supports the law so decisions will be fair. The Head The head is like the president because just as the head holds the power of the body, the president holds the power of the nation. The Lungs The lungs are like Congress because just as lungs work together to help the body breathe, Congress works together to make laws. The Ears The ears are like the Supreme Court because just as ears help you hear, the Supreme Court hears federal cases. The Eyes The eyes are like checks and balances because just as eyes help the body see, checks and balances see if each government branch is doing their job fairly. The Stomach The stomach is like separation of powers because just as the stomach separates into the intestines, separation of powers separates the government into three branches. The Fingers The fingers are like the House of Representatives because just as the body’s fingerprints are different for each person, the House of Representatives has a different amount of representatives from each state. The Legs The legs are like George Washington because just as legs help the body run, George Washington helped run the Constitutional Convention. The Mouth The mouth is like John Locke because just as the mouth helps the body talk, John Locke talked about natural rights that should be given to all people. The Feet The feet are like the Constitutional Convention because just as feet are the base of the body, the Constitutional Convention made the base of the government today by creating the Constitution. The Knees The knees are like the Great Compromise because just as knees help the body bend its legs, the Great Compromise bended the states’ wants so both the smaller and larger states would be satisfied.