The Three Branches of Government
About the The Three Branches of Government Lesson
This section on The Three Branches of Government provides a general overview of our government?s working system. This will give students brief, but informative, information about the branches of government and how they function.
• To compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the branches of government at the federal level
• To identify the three branches of government
• To recognize elected government officials along with the qualifications and terms limits
• To be able to discuss the system of checks and balances
What are the Three Branches of Government?
The three branches of government are the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches. Our founding fathers that wrote the Constitution decided to have three branches so that there wouldn?t be one person or group that had too much power. The branches of government exist at the state level and the federal level.
What are the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch?
The Executive Branch includes:
President of the United States- The citizens of the United States elect the President to be our leader and to be Commander in Chief of the military.