Government For Kids

 Christopher Gingerich

Opening

In America we have 50 states. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a president and 3 parts of the goverment.

 

 

We listen to all the rules that they make.

 

 

 

Our military protects us and helps us follow the rules. Americans pay taxes so the goverment can do their job.

 

 

A long time ago when America only had 13 states, we decided to write some rules for the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are rules that the goverment has to follow. They were called the Articles of Confederation. 

 

Every state was kind of like its own country.

Each state had 1 vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They also had seperate militarys

 

The president made decisions but the states decided if they wanted to follow them

 

Articles of Confederation

We decided that the confederation was bad. We were supposed to be one big country not 13.

 

The articles were thrown away and we made some new rules.

 

 

 

 

 

These rules gave the goverment

more power

 

 

 

They gave us a military and money to keep it going.

 

States had votes bassed on how many people lived there.

 

We elected a real president to run our country every 4 years.

 

 

The constitution

The judicial brance is made of judges.

 

The judges define the laws.

 

They can also deny them

 

if they are unfair.

Our Congress makes laws

 

They do this to protect the people

 

The laws have to be passed by the Judicial

 

branch and the executive.

Judicial

When we made the constitution we make 3 wings.

 

They balance each other so that no one is too powerful

Congress

 

 

The Three Powers

 

The Executive branch is the 

 

President. 

 

He Aproves laws and enforces 

 

them.

 

His job is very important

 

He also is in charge of the 

 

Military.

Executive (President)