The United States Government

 

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The United States Government
This article contains a summary of the system and branches of the United States Government with further access to additional, more detailed information. This selection of  articles provide interesting facts and information about the United States Government in a simplified format that is ideal for kids, schools and homework.

United States Government and the Constitution
The United States was established during the American War of Independence and when independence was gained from Great Britain the Founding Fathers designed and established the new Government of the United States of America. The Founding Fathers developed a new constitution for the new nation in 1787. The purpose of the new Constitution was to describe how the United States government would be organized, how officials would be chosen, and what rights the new Federal (central) government would guarantee to its citizens. The United States Constitution provides the framework of the government and is the Supreme Law of the Land.

United States Government
The United States Government is founded on the principles and the laws of the US Constitution, which can changed when necessary by Amendments to the Constitution. The following articles provide an overview of the United States Government in simple terms that are ideal for kids, schools and a helpful educational resource.

 

United States Government - The Events, Principles, Branches, Checks and Balances

US Government GuideOverview of the US government with helpful Glossary of Terms for kids
   
Branches of US Government All the Branches of US Government - Federal and State branches of government
   
3 Branches of Government for KidsLearn about the three branches - Judicial, Legislative and Executive, ideal for kids and as an educational resource
   
The Legislative Branch of GovernmentDiscover the definition, duties and powers of the Legislative Branch
   
The Judiciary Branch of GovernmentThe definition, duties and powers of the Judiciary Branch of government
   
The Executive Branch of GovernmentDiscover the definition, duties and powers of the Executive Branch
   
Checks and BalancesChecks and Balances of the Judicial, Executive and Legislative Branches
   
US Congress FactsThis article provides facts about the US Congress
   
US House of Representatives FactsThis article provides facts about the US House of Representatives
   
US Senate FactsThis article provides facts about the US Senate
   
Popular Sovereignty Popular Sovereignty - government is created by and subject to the will of the people
   
Principles of the Constitution and Government The 7 Principles of the Constitution that provided the foundations for the US government.
   

United States Government - The Events, Principles, Branches, Checks and Balances

 

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Simple Guide to the United States Government
The simple guide to the United States governmental system answers the question "How Does the Government Work?". It provides an overview of the structure of the Federal and State Governments.

United States Government: The Federal (National) and State Governments
This article explains how powers are shared by the Federal (National) and State Governments.

United States Government: The 3 Branches (Legislative, Executive and Judiciary)
This article explains the 3 branches and how they work together. The 3 branches are the Legislative Branch that makes the laws, the Judicial Branch that interprets the law and the Executive Branch, headed by the President, that is responsible for enforcing the law and the daily administration of the country.

United States Government: The Legislative Branch
This article describes the definition, structure, function and powers of the Legislative Branch - Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

United States Government: The Judiciary Branch
This article describes the definition, structure, function and powers of the Judicial Branch -the Supreme Court, the Lower Courts and the justices and judges.

United States Government: The Executive Branch
Describes the definition, structure, function and powers of the Executive Branch - the President, Vice President, the Cabinet and Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the agencies.

United States Government: The Checks and Balances
This article describes the separation of powers and how the balance of power is maintained by controls called Checks and Balances. The system of Checks and Balances ensure that power is not abused.

United States Government: Popular Sovereignty
In the USA all political power resides in the people. The doctrine of Popular Sovereignty is the belief that government is created by, and subject to, the will of the people.

United States Government: The 7 Principles
The Founding Fathers established 7 principles of the Constitution for the US Government. These principles provided the aims and objectives to the running of the United States. The principles are strongly adhered to and encompass rule by the people, the right to vote for representatives, powers shared by the Federal (national) and state governments, the separation of powers into 3 branches  designed to make laws, enforce the law and interpret the law, controls between each of the branches (called Checks and Balances), limited power because everyone is bound by the Constitution and finally the guarantee of personal freedom and the rights of individuals.

United States Government for Kids - Video of the American Presidents
The article on the United States provides an overview of how the American Government is run. The following video will give you important facts and dates about the leaders of successive governments - the Presidents of America.

 

 

 

United States Government for Kids
 
 
Interesting Facts for kids, children and schools
Legislative, Executive and Judiciary Branches
Checks and Balances for Kids
Cabinet and Agencies
Fast, fun, interesting facts about the United States for Kids
Facts and info about the Constitution and Principles. Powers Duties and Functions for kids, schools and homework projects
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