How many branches of Government are there?
What does the legislative branch do?
What does the executive branch do?
Carries out laws
What does the judicial branch do?
Decides what the laws mean
Name the branches of government.
Legislative, executive, judicial
Because each branch has the responsibility for one key job of government, no one branch can become too powerful. What is this idea called?
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances
The idea that each branch of a government has powers that limit the other branches' powers
Reject a bill
A proposed law
To cancel the executive branch's veto or rejection of a proposed law