Legislative Branch of Government: Definition, Power & Function


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The legislative branch's main responsibility is:

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1. A member of the House of Representatives must be this many years old:

2. The legislative branch has the power to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several aspects to the legislative branch that affect how the government operates, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the factors involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The legislative branch's main responsibility
  • Age requirements for representatives
  • Powers assigned to the legislative branch
  • Process of a bill becoming law
  • Rules governing the legislative branch

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the legislative branch
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the powers and functions of the legislative branch
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as habeas corpus and bicameral
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the constitutional powers assigned to the executive and legislative branches

Additional Learning

To learn more about this essential part of the American government, review the corresponding lesson on the Legislative Branch of Government. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the roles the legislative branch plays in creating laws
  • Differentiate between the executive and legislative branches of the American government
  • Understand the powers and functions of the legislative branch