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GOVT201 – 1601B – 07 American Government and Public AffairsThe Branches of the United States GovernmentUnit 2 Discussion Board Phillip Isiah Houston Sr.Instructor Victor VillarrealDue Date 28 February 2016
The three main branches of our Government are the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch they are separate and distinct from one another. The powers given to each are delicately balanced by the powers of the other two, each branch serves as a check and balance. The Constitution, together with laws passed according to its provisions and treaties entered into by the President and approved by the Senate, stands above all other laws, executive acts, and regulations. All persons are equal before the law and are equally entitled to its protection. All states are equal, and none can receive special treatment from the federal government. Within the limits of the Constitution, each state must recognize and respect the laws of the others. State governments, like the federal government, must be democratic in form, with final authority resting with the people. The people have the right to change their form of national government by legal means defined in the Constitution itself. (United States Government, n.d.)The Executive Branch of the government includes the President of the United States he is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws handed down by Congress. The President also appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including his Cabinet and he chooses his second