The main function of the legislative branch is to make laws. The Congress, which is what the legislative branch in called in the U.S. Government, also declares war, approves presidential appointments, approves treaties a... More »

The main way the executive branch checks the legislative branch is through veto power. Another way includes the ability to call special sessions of Congress. The executive branch can also recommend legislation, which is ... More »

Once passed by the legislature and signed into law by the president, the people of the United States can challenge any law in the courts under the authority of the judicial branch. Laws deemed unconstitutional by the jud... More »

The U.S. executive branch’s main purpose is to implement and enforce laws; the executive branch consists of the president, vice president and the president’s cabinet. Other departments and agencies, like the Central Inte... More »

Senators pass laws as part of the legislative branch. Senators serve as representatives of their state in the federal government. They also provide assistance to their constituents in navigating federal agencies. More »

The judicial branch of the U.S. government is responsible for interpreting laws as well as determining the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress. It may also make determinations about the constitutionality of exec... More »

The main purpose of the executive branch is to be sure the laws of the nation are followed and that the responsibilities of government are fulfilled. The executive branch consists of the President, Vice President and Cab... More »