Three Branches Of Government Executive Legislative Judicial
INTRODUCTION In the United States of America, a democracy, a system of checks and balances makes sure that no one branch of government holds too much power. Their founding fathers had an idea to form the executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches to see that this goal was achieved. To learn more about these divisions of the government, read on!
Oh, the places you can go! Legislature Executive Judicial
EXECUTIVE BRANCH Makes sure the laws are carried out
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT The President is the head of the executive branch at the federal level. He is helped by the Vice President and his cabinet, a group of advisors. Do you know who the President is at this time?
STATE GOVERNMENT GOVERNOR The Governor is the head of the state government. The Lieutenant Governor helps him. Who is the present Governor of New York?
LOCAL GOVERNMENT Mayor or Town Supervisor At the local level the head of theexecutive branch is either the Mayor or Town Supervisor.
REVIEW EXECUTIVE BRANCH FEDERAL LEVEL PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT CABINET STATELEVEL GOVERNORLIEUTENANTGOVERNOR LOCALLEVEL MAYOR TOWNSUPERVISOR
Legislative Branch Makes the Laws
Legislative Branch FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Congress House of Representatives Every state has at least onerepresentative. The number ofrepresentatives is based on thepopulation of the state. Senate Two lawmakers from each state serve in the Senate.
Legislative Branch State Government SenateThe Senate passes upon legislative proposals and constitutional amendments. The Senate confirms or rejects nominations made by theGovernor. Assembly The Assembly is the other part of the state legislature. It meets and works in the Capitol. It helps make the laws for the state of New York.
Legislative Branch LOCAL GOVERNMENT City Council Town Boards Both of these groups work like theCongress in the Federal Government.
REVIEW LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FEDERAL LEVEL House of Representatives Senate STATELEVEL Assembly Senate LOCALLEVEL City Council Town Boards
JUDICIAL BRANCH Interprets the law and makes sure they are in line with the Constitution
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Supreme Court The highest court in the land has nine appointed judges
STATE GOVERNMENT State Court of Appeals The highest court in the state has six Associate Judges and one Chief Judge appointed by the governor
Local Government City and Town Courts City and town judges are chosen by the people in their communities through an election
REVIEW JUDICIAL BRANCH Federal Level Supreme Court9 Judges StateLevel Court of Appeals7 Judges LocalLevel Town and City CourtsElected Judges