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.