Branches of Government

  • Compare and contrast the powers granted to Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court.

    Who is the executive power granted to by the US Constitution?  By NY Constitution? 

    • The US Constitution established three branches of government as well as a system of checks and balances that guides the relationship between the branches.



    Examine how checks and balances work by tracing how a bill becomes a law.

    Who creates the laws?

    Which branch is the first to vote on the law?  Who votes on the law next?

    Once the law has been approved by the _______ and the _______ , who has to approve it?