Colorado Technical University Virtual Campus Discussion Board Essay

Submitted By Goldie-Pennington
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The three branches of government are the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. Each branch operates independently of the others while each one keeps order and check-ups on the others. The Executive branch is for the office of the president and vice president. The Executive branch is the only one that the members must undergo elections to be approved by the nation’s voters. The president can only run for office for two 4 year periods. The Legislative branch of government is responsible for the appointment of laws and bills that are created on the floor of congress to be passed on to the president for approval or veto of a bill or law. Legislation can also be described as the will of the people of the United States. The Judicial branch is the third and final branch of the government. This branch is the supreme and federal courts. All appointments to the
Supreme Court are for life; meaning that any judge elected is to be that judge throughout his or her lifetime. The reason for lifetime appointments is so that the official will hopefully remain nonprejudicial and independent of his or her decisions. The only one who can over-rule a Supreme
Court decision is the president.
Our state and local governments mirror the three branches of government in the following ways: a state elects a governor that is responsible for the state as a president does the United
States. Each state has a section they belong to that makes up the Federal Court in each jurisdiction. The individual