Ch 55: Branches of Government in the U.S.

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to provide an understanding of the branches of the U.S. government. As you complete the video lessons, you can review the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as the system of checks and balances.

Branches of Government in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

The lessons cover the evolution of the U.S. government over time through an in-depth look at the separation of powers and the purpose of checks and balances. Included in the video lessons is an explanation of the process of amending the Constitution. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial
  • Summarize how the U.S. government evolved over time
  • Explain the importance of the system of checks and balances
  • Understand what's involved in creating an amendment to the Constitution

The brief quizzes that accompany the lessons are designed to assess your understanding of the branches of government quickly. You'll have access to written transcripts of all the video lessons. If you have questions, our subject-experts are available to help.

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