Vocabulary Terms of the Legislative Branch Storyboard

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Legislative Branch Lesson Plans

The Legislative Branch

Lesson Plans by Matt Campbell

When the Founding Fathers established the American government, they made a system of checks and balances so no one part of the government would have too much power. One of these, the Legislative Branch, was created to make laws, that the other two branches would enforce and judge.




Legislative Branch

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Branches of Government - The Legislative Branch

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  • Congress
  • Bill
  • 114th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1020 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 26, 2015 AN ACT To define STEM education to include computer science, and to support existing STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation.
  • The national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate, or upper house, and the House of Representatives, or lower house, as a continuous institution. Congress is responsible for the lawmaking process in America.
  • Bicameral
  • The House of Representatives
  • Legislative Branch Vocabulary
  • The Senate
  • A draft of a law presented to a legislature for consideration.
  • Veto
  • 114th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 6823 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES AN ACT This bill would prohibit the freedom of the press and speech originally protected by the 1st Amendment.
  • Having, consisting of, or based on, two legislative chambers.
  • A power vested in a chief executive to prevent permanently or temporarily the enactment of measures passed by a legislature.

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