Separation of Powers in the American Government
Separation of powers is instructions for politics from the American constitution. It works by
dividing the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, and Judicial Branch. They are kept in order
to prevent the abuse of power. It is important because of that, making sure none of the branches
can use their power abusively. When they first thought of separating of powers some of the
Americans thought it might not work, because it didn’t work in England, and the American
system of government was based around the British one. The legislative branch is in charge of
writing laws, confirms presidential appointments, approves treaties, grants money, and declares
war. The executive branch is in charge of proposing laws, administers the laws, commands
armed forces, appoints ambassadors and other officials, conducts foreign policy, and makes
treaties. The judicial branch (Judas Priest branch) interprets the constitution and other laws, and
reviews lower-court decisions.
They fit in the American Political System because they have to work together to make important
decisions, and the ones they get to make by themselves, won’t make a big difference. If one had
a big decisions they might be able to ruin the government and the country, but they don’t so they
have nothing to worry about. Each branch is very important in its own way.
The Legislative Branch
In this branch it has two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate holds
100 senators and decide laws. That is one of the most important jobs in this branch. Also they
decide if they want to go into battle. They approve treaties that are brought to them. Also they
confirm presidential appointments.
The Executive Branch (President)
They propose laws and administer the laws to the public. They also command the armed forces.
They appoint ambassadors and officials. They also conduct foreign policies. They also make
The Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)
The judicial branch oversees the court system of the U.S. Through court cases, the judicial
branch explains the meaning of the Constitution and laws passed by Congress.