4The President of The United States is the head of the Executive Branch
5The Executive Branch also includes the Vice President and other officials, such as members of the cabinet.The Secretary of AgricultureThe Secretary of the InteriorThe Secretary of CommerceThe Secretary of EducationThe Secretary of Health and Human ServicesThe Secretary of Homeland SecurityThe Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe Secretary of TransportationThe Secretary of Veterans' AffairsThe Secretary of StateThe Secretary of LaborThe Secretary of the TreasuryThe Secretary of EnergyThe Secretary of DefenseThe Attorney General
6The executive branch enforces the laws. This branch makes sure that the laws are being obeyed.
8The United States Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch
9The judicial branch is in charge of the court system of the United States. The judicial branch reviews and explains laws.Rules on whether something is unconstitutional or constitutionalAnd who makes up the court systems?
11The legislative branch is made up of the two houses of Congress- the Senate and the House of Representatives.
12The most important duty of the legislative branch is to make laws. There are 100 senators in the senate, two from each state.There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives. The number of representatives is based on each state’s population.
13Ways to Remember Executive Judicial Legislative Who is the head of the country, like the executive of a business?The President of the United States. So, just remember that the President is like an executive of a company and that he is in charge of the executive branch.JudicialWho makes up the judicial branch?Judges. And judges and judicial both begin with “Jud”LegislativeThe most important job of this branch is to make laws. And laws and legislative both start with “L”
14Summary The three branches of government are: Executive- President, Vice President, Cabinet MembersJudicial- Supreme Court System, JudgesLegislative- Senate, House of RepresentativesThe branches each have responsibilities:Executive: enforces laws, makes sure people obey lawsJudicial: reviews and explains the lawsLegislative: makes laws
15Which branch do I work for? “I am the President of the United States.”“All day long I make laws…more and more laws.”“One of my jobs is make sure people obey the laws. In other words, I enforce laws.”
16Which branch do I work for? “Today, I looked at two laws and reviewed them. I decided they were constitutional.”“My name is Debbie Stabenow. I am one of the senators from Michigan.”“My job is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.”
17Three Branches of Government Hanger!! Your assignment:
18Write each of these on your stars. Make your stars look just like these. SupremeCourtReviewsLawsSenateHouse ofRepresentativesPresident andVice PresidentMakesLawsCabinetMembersEnforcesLaws
19Summary The three branches of government are: Executive- President, Vice President, Cabinet MembersJudicial- Supreme Court System, JudgesLegislative- Senate, House of RepresentativesThe branches each have responsibilities:Executive: enforces laws, makes sure people obey lawsJudicial: reviews and explains the lawsLegislative: makes laws
20Post- Assessment Name the three branches of government. Which branch makes laws?Which branch makes sure people obey the law?Which branch reviews and explains the law?