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Foundations of the U.S. Federal Government Worksheet
Complete the following chart by identifying the three branches of government and their entities.
Respond to each question in 75 to 100 words.
1. What are some of the historical events that shaped the formation of the U.S. federal government? Select one event you think had a major effect on the federal government. How does this event affect U.S. citizens today?
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The Executive Branch which consists of the President and Vice President is responsible for carrying out the laws passed by United States congress. The Executive branch has the power to veto the laws passed by the United States congress as well. The two branches work collectively with one another and the legislative branch relies heavily on the approval of the Executive Branch.
4. What is the role of the judicial branch? Who elects members of this branch? Briefly describe the judicial process.
The Judicial Branch is different than both the Legislative and Executive Branch because unlike the others, Judicial Branch members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the senate instead of by the people. Also, the members of the Judicial Branch are not given a fixed term. Each member of the Judicial Branch may serve a life time, and can only be removed through impeachment, retirement, or death. The Judicial Branch can invalidate laws passed by congress on grounds of unconstitutionality. The role of the judicial branch only tries actual cases or controversies which much provide evidence of the wrong doing. If a case passes the district court onto the appellate court it may then end up going to the Supreme Court
5. Define federalism. How does federalism affect your day-to-day life? Consider these