Presentation on theme: "Separation of Powers Legislative Branch: Makes Laws Executive Branch: Enforces Laws Judicial Branch: Interprets Laws Congress Senate House of Rep. President."— Presentation transcript:
Separation of Powers Legislative Branch: Makes Laws Executive Branch: Enforces Laws Judicial Branch: Interprets Laws Congress Senate House of Rep. President Vice President Cabinet Military/Police Supreme Court Lower Federal Courts Lower District Courts
Legislative Executive Judicial Can override veto Can impeach president Can impeach judges Approves judges Can veto laws Can call Congress back Appoints Federal Judges Can declare executive actions unconstitutional Can declare laws unconstitutional Separation of Powers!!!
3 Branches of Government Both the Texas and the United States governments are set up around 3 distinct branches. These 3 branches of government are: Executive, Judicial, and Legislative. In your spiral or on a blank piece of paper, complete the following sentence, “The 3 branches of government are like…” using one of the following analogies or one of your own. 3 ring circus A football team A musical band 3-part machine Make a drawing of your analogy and label the comparisons. For example, you will need to label what part of the band represents the executive branch and then explain why it represents the executive branch. Write the explanation underneath, or next to, the picture which illustrates each branch. ______________ represents the Executive branch because __________________________. ______________ represents the Legislative branch because_________________________. ______________ represents the Judicial branch because____________________________.