The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial


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A presidential nominee is talking about how he will completely reform the U.S. He has stated that he will propose a federal budget which will decrease the deficit by 50% in the next year, and that he will encourage a constructive relationship with China. He further states that he will recommend a law to increase pensions by 30%, and that he will retire all of the Supreme Court Justices and name new ones. Why are his remarks unconstitutional?

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1. How can the Senate and Congress maintain their role as a check in regards to the executive branch?

2. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will gauge your understanding of the branches of government. You'll need to know about the main purpose of the executive and the legislative branch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Main purpose of the executive branch
  • Function of the legislative branch
  • Judicial branch's primary purpose
  • Who leads the legislative branch
  • Why the U.S. Supreme Court would examine government action

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the branches of the government
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the purpose of each branch and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business law lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about America's three branches of government, review the corresponding lesson titled The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the importance of the Constitutional Convention in 1787
  • Understand the role of checks and balances in the branches of government
  • Identify the three branches of government and their functions
  • Appreciate the characteristics of the three branches of government