Educator Resources for Branches of Government

How does our government run? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will introduce you to the three different branches of the United States government. You’ll first find out about the legislative branch, including who its representatives are and the differences between the Senate and the House of Representative. You’ll also learn about what makes up the executive branch and about why this branch can be so powerful. And you’ll see the workings of the judicial branch, including who heads it and what its chief responsibility is. Finally, you’ll discover how the system of checks and balances helps limit the power that any one branch can exercise. Check, please!

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