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branches of gov

grade 5 SS

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executive branch The President and Vice President The branch that enforces the laws of the United States, spends money as allowed by Congress, declares states of emergency, appoints Judges to the Supreme Court, and grants pardons for crimes.
judicial branch The Supreme Court The branch that intrepret's laws, judges when a law is unconstitutional, and makes arrangements for prisoners.
legislative branch The Congress The branch that makes the laws of the United States, controls all of the money, and has the power to declare war.
separation of powers
checks and balances To be sure that one branch does not become more powerful than the others, the Government has a system . Through this system, each branch is given power to check on the other two branches.
the electoral process
illegal not allowed by the law : not legal
veto a decision by a person in authority to not allow or approve something (such as a new law)
federal relating to a form of government in which power is shared between a central government and individual states, provinces, etc.
resign to give up (a job or position) in a formal or official way
president the head of the government in some countries
vice president a person whose rank is just below that of the president of a country, business, etc.
cabinet a group of people who give advice to the leader of a government - a member of the President's Cabinet
supreme court the highest court of law in a country or U.S. state
senate the smaller group of the two groups of people who meet to discuss and make the laws of a country, state, etc.
house of representatives the larger part of the U.S. Congress. The House has 435 voting representatives; the number of representatives from each state is based on the state's population. Each representative serves a 2 year term and may be re-elected.
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