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Grade 4

Judicial Branch decides arguments about meanings of laws, decides if a law violates the Constitution. (Supreme Court)
Legislative Branch Approves budget, oversees interstate commerce, controls federal taxes and spending (the Senate and the House of Representatives)
Executive Branch enforces laws, can veto laws, selects supreme court justices (president)
separation of power The powers in the US government are divided up between three branches: executive, legislative & judicial.
checks and balances A system where each government branch has powers that keep any other branch from having too much control.
theme a lesson learned by one or more characters (a universal truth)
constitution Document that explains how a government is organized, how it works and the basic laws of the land.
government the governing body of a nation, state, or community
The Preamble is the opening statement to the U.S. Constitution
popular sovereignty the belief that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
Created by: mochateacher



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