The Three Branches of American Government


US History The U.S. Constitution The Three Branches of American Government
Students explore the powers of the three branches of American government: legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch. They also describe and give examples for the process of checks and balances between the three branches.

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In this experience, students explore the powers of the three branches of American government: legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch. They also describe and give examples for the process of checks and balances between the three branches.

Objectives:

  • Identify the powers and duties of the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch of the American government.
  • Describe the process of checks and balances between the three branches.


The U.S. Constitution sets the framework for the national government, with power separated into three distinct branches. In this experience, you will explore the powers of those three branches of American government: legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch. You will also describe and give examples for the process of checks and balances between the three branches.

Objectives:

  • Identify the powers and duties of the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch of the American government.
  • Describe the process of checks and balances between the three branches



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