The national government of the United
States is located in Washington, D.C. The national government runs
the country. The national government is made up of three parts
called branches. The three branches of the national government in
the U.S. are Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President.
Congress, or the legislative branch,
is made up of two groups of people. One group is the House of
Representatives. The other group is called the Senate.
Representatives and senators are elected by the people of their states.
Both the House of Representatives and the Senate make and pass laws for
the United States. Congress works in the Capitol Building in
The Supreme Court, or the judicial
branch, is another branch of the U.S. Government. The Supreme Court
is made up of nine judges, often called justices. The job of the
Supreme Court is to make sure the laws of the U.S. are followed.
They also settle questions about the laws. The Supreme Court works
in the Supreme Court Building. The President appoints, or chooses,
justices for the Supreme Court and the Senate approves them.
The President, or the executive
branch, is another branch of the U.S. Government. The President
makes sure the laws are carried out and that new laws are made. The
President is the commander in chief of the armed forces. The
President lives and works in the White House. The President is
elected by the people, or citizens, of the United States.
Each branch of the U.S. Government has its
own job to do. Each branch also makes sure that the other branches
don't exercise too much power. It is very important that all three
branches of the U.S. Government work together for people of the United
Use the information above to complete the
1. The national government runs the
2. The U.S. national government is
made up of three parts called
3. The three branches of the U.S.
Supreme Court, and the President.
4. Congress is made up of two groups
called the House of Representatives and the
5. Congress makes and passes
6. The Supreme Court settles
sure laws are carried out and that new laws are made.
8. The President is the commander in
chief of the armed
9. It is important that the three
branches of the U.S. Government work
10. The national government of the
United States is located in
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