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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

The Three Branches of Government


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Judicial A. The branch of government that can impeach and remove the president and other high officials from office.
House of Representatives B. Congress is broken down into two parts; the House of Representatives and the __________.
To write laws C. The three branches of government are Executive,Legislative, and _______.
To enforce laws D. Congress is broken down into two parts; The Senate and the ___________.
Legislative Branch E. What is the job of the Executive Branch of government?
Senate F. To keep one branch from overpowering another branch and not following the constitution, the original delegates chose a system of what?
Checks and balances G. What is the job of the Legislative Branch?


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Most of the time the House and the Senate each meet in their own chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. However, every once in a while, they must meet together (joint session). For example, a joint session is needed to count the electoral votes in presidential elections. Joint sessions are held in the House chamber.

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