The Three Branches

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The Three Branches It is unfortunate how many students don’t understand the Three Branches of the American Government. Too often people simply take the governmental process for granted or they choose not to think about it. However, the Three Branches serve as a basis for the United States system of governing, each with tasks delegated to it designed to improve the country. It is important for every citizen – not just students - to understand the Three Branches. To begin with, it is vital to understand the Legislative Branch. The purpose of this branch affects the lives of American citizens every day. The utmost important duty of the Legislative Branch is to make laws. Without this Branch, our normal way of life would be chaos. Each law …show more content…
There are many steps in a bill becoming a law. The process of a bill becoming a law is long and strenuous. The first step is the bill being presented by a member in Congress. This means that a member of Congress makes up a bill and presents it to all the other members in Congress. This is how they decide if they want to continue to look at the bill or not. The second step is the bill getting referred to a specialized Committee. This means the Committee looking at the bill has people in it that have a broad knowledge of the information within the bill. This is also another step in deciding if the bill should move forward, or if it should die away. The third step is when the Committee does a process called “marking-up” a bill. This means that the Committee discusses things that they should add on or take away from the bill to make it more effective. This is an important part of moving the bill up in legislation. The fourth step is having the bill be discussed on the floor between the House and the Senate. During this process the pros and cons of the bill are thoroughly discussed. This is when the House and Senate vote on if the bill should continue on. The fifth step is the bill being sent to a Conference Committee to be discussed. When the bill makes it here, it is discussed and written up within a Committee. This is where the bill gets put into its form. The sixth step is having the bill sent …show more content…
When it comes to the Executive Branch checking the Legislative Branch, they have the power to: veto power, call Congress together for important meetings, and recommend Legislation. When they are able to do these things, it keeps the Legislative Branch from abusing their power. The Executive Branch is allowed to check the following power in the Judicial Branch: the President gets to pick the Supreme Court and Federal Judges. Although it is only one job, this is still an important duty that the Executive Branch must do. The checks they do keep all the branches at an equal

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