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The Constitution establishes/ three branches of government:/ legislative,/ executive,/ and judicial./ Article I/ of the Constitution establishes/ the legislative branch./ Article I explains that/ Congress makes laws./ Congress (the Senate and the House of Representatives) is/ the legislative branch/of the U.S. government./ Article II/ of the Constitution establishes/ the executive branch./

The executive branch enforces/ the laws that/ Congress passes./ The executive branch makes sure/ all the people follow/ the laws/ of the United States./ The president is/ the head/ of the executive branch./ The vice president/ and members/ of the president’s cabinet are/ also part of the executive branch./

Article III/ of the Constitution establishes/ the judicial branch./ The judicial branch places/ the highest judicial power/ in the Supreme Court./ One responsibility/ of the judicial branch is/to decide/ if government laws/ and actions follow/ the Constitution./ This is/ a very important responsibility./

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