System of Government
Name One Branch or Part of the Government

Name one branch or part of the government.

The United States government is divided into three branches:

  • The Executive Branch: This branch is headed by the President and includes the Vice President and the President's Cabinet. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing laws written by Congress and also acts as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

  • The Legislative Branch: This branch is composed of the two houses of Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislative branch writes and passes laws.

  • The Judicial Branch: This branch is made up of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. The judicial branch interprets the meaning of laws, applies laws to individual cases, and decides if laws violate the Constitution.

Each branch is designed to check and balance the others, which helps to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful.