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Who Does What in the Government?. Pages 353-357. Legislative Branch. Congress can: Pass taxes Make laws Approve treaties Approve appointments. Executive Branch. The President: Manages the government Proposes new laws Makes treaties Heads the military Appoints Supreme Court Justices

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legislative branch
Legislative Branch

Congress can:

  • Pass taxes
  • Make laws
  • Approve treaties
  • Approve appointments
executive branch
Executive Branch

The President:

  • Manages the government
  • Proposes new laws
  • Makes treaties
  • Heads the military
  • Appoints Supreme Court Justices
  • Can veto a bill passed by Congress
judicial branch
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court can:

  • Decide whether or not a law is constitutional
  • Can rule a law is unconstitutional
  • Can rule a President’s actions are unconstitutional
  • Explain the meaning of treaties
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Legislative Branch
  • The Legislative Branch makes laws for the country.
  • A member of the House of Representatives or Senate can introduce a bill.
  • Congressional committees review the bill.
  • Both houses of Congress then vote to approve the bill.
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Executive Branch
  • When the President receives a bill from Congress, he reviews the bill.
  • The President either vetoes the bill or signs it into law.
  • If the president vetoes the law, it is sent back to Congress for another vote.
  • If he approves the bill, he will sign it and it becomes a law.
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Judicial Branch
  • The justices on the Supreme Court must decide if laws are working fairly.
  • They have the power to over turn a law if it is found to be unconstitutional.
checks and balances
Checks and Balances
  • Checks and Balances is the power of the government to prevent a branch from abusing its power.
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