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A Children's book about the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.

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The Executive Branch

The Executive Branch is lead by the President of the United States. When the Legislative branch makes a law, the President has to make sure that the law is followed.

American Government

There are three sections to our government, they are called the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch. All three of these branches work in Washington D.C.

The Legislative Branch

Our Legislative Branch of the government is called Congress. The Congress is in charge of making laws. The common people choose the representatives of this branch, making it the “People's Branch”.

The Judicial Branch

The Judicial Branch of our government is named the Supreme Court and 9 Justices. These people are the judges that use the constitution to define the laws that congress makes. They also help with problems and issues involved with the constitution.

The Senators

For the fifty states in our country, we have 100 Senators representing for each state. That means we have two Senators for each individual state.

The Founding Fathers

The men who created the constitution meant this nation to be republican. This means that there are people who were elected to represent the Senate and the house of representatives. to make decisions relating to national government.

What the National Government is responsible for

  • Charge and collect taxes
  • Borrow money

  • Control Social buy and sell

  • Make rules for signing up to be an american and those who run out of money

  • Make money and set its value

  • Punish those who make fake money

  • Make a postal office and make way for it to get around

  • Encourage Protection from thieves who steal invented product

  • Make a court system

  • Enforce rules and laws at sea

  • Start a war with other countries

  • Keep and feed an army

  • Keep and feed a navy

  • Organize the military

  • Let the president use the military if necessary

  • Keep and feed State Militia

  • Preside over Capitals and government property

  • Make laws to support current laws
  2. States are sovereign

  3. No independent executive

  4. No federal courts-all laws enforced by state courts.

  5. No taxing power given to Congress.

  6. Congress has no power over interstate or

  7. foreign commerce.

  8. Congress consists of one body and each state

  9. has one vote.

  10. Amended only by approval of ALL the states.

  11. Congress has only specific, delegated powers.

  12. Only state governments act directly on the people.

  2. People of the whole nation are sovereign--exercise

  3. of sovereignty is divided between states and the

  4. central government.

  5. Independent executive chosen by electoral college.

  6. Separate federal court system, with power to

  7. resolved disputes between the states.

  8. Congress has power to "lay and collect taxes, duties,

  9. imposts, and excises."

  10. Congress has power to regulate commerce with other

  11. nations and among the states.

  12. Congress consists of two bodies. Number in House is

  13. based on population and each state has two Senators.

  14. Amended with approval of 3/4 of states.

  15. Congress has implied as well as specific powers.

  16. Both central government and state governments acts

  17. directly on the people.


THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT  Printer Friendly (PDF). (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2016, from U.S. Congress. (n.d.).com/congress.html


Congress for Kids: [Constitution]: Powers of the Federal Government. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2016, from


Comparison of Constitution and Articles of Confederation. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2016, from

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