The U.S. Constitution stipulated a government that would include “a separation of powers.” This mandate, often referred to as a system of “checks and balances,” forms the basis of the U.S. government. Although the executive, legislative and judicial branches share power, they each have specific purposes and unique duties. This U.S. Government Web Guide explores the history and contemporary responsibility of each branch of the American government, providing information about the role of the President and the cabinet, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the Supreme Court.
The U.S. executive branch is made up of two essential components: the president and the Cabinet he ... read more »
The U.S. Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government, responsible for making laws. ... read more »