U.S. Governmental Organization and Function
The three branches of the government—legislative, executive, and judicial—are responsible for carrying out the governmental powers and functions. Each of the three branches of government has a different primary function. Outlined below is a summary of the primary functions of each of the three branches of the U.S government:
• Legislative branch21 The legislative branch is the law-making branch of government, made up of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and agencies that support Congress. The primary function of the legislative branch is to enact laws.
• Executive branch22 The president is the head of the executive branch of the government, which includes many departments and agencies. The primary ...