Branches of Government

Our Founding Fathers formed the United States’ government so that no one person would have too much control. The Constitution set up three branches of government with a separation of powers

Curriculum: From iCivics

The Executive Branch
Understand the executive branch, including the role and powers of the president; the functions of departments and agencies; and the president’s role in foreign policy.

The Judicial Branch
What are the federal and state courts and what do they do? What is unique role of the U.S. Supreme Court?

The Legislative Branch
Explore the legislative process. Learn about the powers of the legislative branch and the influence of citizens and political parties.