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 »

Although there are both federal and state judicial branches with separate powers; unless specified, the judicial branch typically refers to one of three branches in the U.S. Government. The three branches work together t... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The U.S. legislative branch, also known as the legislature or Congress, meets in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The legislative branch comprises the Senate and the House of Representatives. More »

The executive branch of the United States is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the laws passed by the legislative branch as they have been interpreted by the judicial branch. The president is also emp... More »

The judicial branch is important because it interprets the laws of the nation. The judicial branch also has the power to compel the production of evidence. In the United States, the Supreme Court is the superior court of... More »

As one half of the United States government's legislative branch, the chief responsibility of the House of Representatives is to pass federal laws. The House of Representatives comprises congressmen and congresswomen ele... 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 »