The legislative branch has various roles in the United States, including drafting and passing bills that become law with presidential approval, rejecting or approving presidential appointments and foreign treaties, repre... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The legislative branch of the United States government has two leaders: the speaker of the House heads the House of Representatives, and the vice president controls the Senate. The House of Representative has 435 members... More »

The judicial branch helps to set and clarify rules to maintain a balance in power and control between the executive branch and legislative branch, which are the other two branches of United States government. The federal... 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 »

The U.S. Senate passes and votes on legislation, approves international agreements from the executive branch, confirms presidential appointees and conducts hearings against government officials suspected of wrongdoing. A... More »

The U.S. Senate possesses the power to both impeach a government official and approve any treaties made by the executive branch, provided the motion wins a vote with a two-thirds majority. The Senate is also responsible ... More »

The role of the judicial branch in the United States government is that of fulfilling Article IIl of the U.S. Constitution, which invests power in the Supreme Court. Congress may also see fit to establish other inferior ... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government