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THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

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  1. THREE BRANCHES OFGOVERNMENT

  2. Main function is to make laws. • Consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate • Senators have 6 year terms • Representatives are elected for 2yr. terms • Powers are shown on the chart on page 202. • Set up in Article 1 of the Constitution The Legislative Branch

  3. Responsible for carrying out the laws. • Made up of the President, Vice President, and any advisers appointed by the President. • Commander in Chief of the armed forces • Responsible for directing foreign relations. • Set up in Article 2 of the Constitution The Executive Branch

  4. Supreme Court and other federal courts. • Hear cases involving the Constitution or any laws passed by Congress. • Hear cases arising from disputes between states. • Set up in Article 3 of the Constitution. The Judicial Branch