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Introduction to Federal and State Court Systems: Branches of Government

Basic Government Structure

  

Legislative

  • Article I
  • Enacts laws
  • United States Senate
  • United States House of Representatives

 

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Executive

  • Article II
  • Enforces laws
  • President
  • Cabinet Members

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Judicial

  • Article III
  • Interprets laws
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Inferior Federal Courts

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