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Chapter 2: Government and Civics
Section 1: What Is Government?
Section 1: Branches of Government
Directions: Complete the chart by writing a definition and two facts for each branch of government.
Branches of Government
Executive
Branch
Definition:
Fact:
Fact:
Legislative
Branch
Definition:
Fact:
Fact:
Judicial
Branch
Definition:
Fact:
Fact:
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Directions: For each item, write the branch of government that best fits the description.
executive branch legislative branch judicial branch
_______________________ 1. House of Representatives and the Senate
_______________________ 2. Supreme Court
_______________________ 3. State Department, FBI, and other government agencies
_______________________ 4. attorney general
_______________________ 5. interprets rulings and laws
_______________________ 6. investigates and carries out the laws
_______________________ 7. creates the budget and votes on laws
_______________________ 8. military leadership
_______________________ 9. judges, lawyers, and courts
_______________________ 10. chief of staff, joint chiefs, and others who support the president
Directions: Choose one of the topics below. Write a complete paragraph to explain the topic.
• the role of a constitution and how a constitution can protect citizens
• the way in which the three branches work together to govern a country
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