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State Government


Executive The branch of government responsible for executing (implementing) the law. The makes sure all laws passed by the legislature are carried out and enforced.
Legislature The branch of government responsible for creating the law. The is the body of elected representatives that debates proposed laws/changes to the law and then votes to enact them.
Judiciary The branch of the government responsible for interpreting the law. The branch decides what a law actually means and administers justice to those accused of breaking a law.
Bi-Cameral A legislature that has two separate bodies of representatives (House of Representatives / Senate)
Checks and Balances A principle of government wherein each branch of government is able to keep the other two branches from becoming too powerful through a set of counterbalancing powers.
Individual Rights A principle of government that states that each individual has certain inherent rights that
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