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Famous Missourians 4th Grade Wax Museum


The Three Branches – test your knowledge!

The Duties of the Three Branches of Government


Can you guess the branch based on the following descriptions?

  1. This branch is comprised of the President and his cabinet.
  2. This branch carries out and enforces the laws.

This branch is the ____________________ branch.

  1. This branch is comprised of all of the courts of the land.
  2. This branch interprets the laws and punishes the lawbreakers.

This branch is the ____________________ branch.

  1. This branch is comprised (or made up from) of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  2. It makes the laws.
  3. It votes on whether a bill should become a law.
  4. It approves the appointment of federal judges.
  5. It passes the national budget.
  6. It has the power to declare war.

This branch is the ____________________ branch.

The Three Branches of the Government web quest


What can you infer from the article is the reason why there are three branches of government?

  • Executive Branch
  1. Headed by the _____________ who carries out federal laws and recommends new ones.
  1. Directs national defense and foreign policy and performs ceremonial duties.
  1. Powers include directing _______________, commanding the Armed Forces, dealing with international powers, acting as chief law enforcement officer, and vetoing (or overruling laws).
  • Legislative Branch
  1. Headed by ___________________ which includes the ________________ and the ____________________.
  1. The main task of these two bodies is to make the _______________________.
  1. Its powers include _____________________ or originating spending bills (House), impeaching officials (Senate) and approving treaties (Senate).
  • Judicial Branch
  1. Headed by the ______________________________.
  1. Its powers include interpreting the ______________________, reviewing laws, and deciding cases involving states’ rights.

Constitution Day Webquest

Constitution Day Webquest

1. What is the Constitution?

2. When was the Constitution written?

3. Who were two of the Founding Fathers?

4. How many parts is the government split up into and what are their names?

5. How many delegates signed the Constitution?


6. What are the Bill of Rights?