Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Nine: Legislative Branch

by Oletta Branstiter   Place highlights of this information in one-third of the roof area of your graphic structure. In Article I, the framers of our Constitution described the powers and limitations to the powers of the Legislative Branch of our Republic. It contains ten sections.  Section 1 creates and grants power to a bicameral legislature – a House of Representatives and a Senate. Section 2 establishes specific rules for the House of Representatives, elected for two-year terms by the citizens of state districts. This section also includes the 3/5th…

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Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Eight: Introduction to the Three Branches of Government

photo image of the United States Capitol - home of the legislative branch of America's government - Congress

by Oletta Branstiter Introduction to the Three Branches of Government Now that our Five Pillars of Principles are erected, we have a sturdy support structure for the three Branches of Government. We can imagine these fitting snugly into the roof of the structure we’re building. Add a triangular roof to the top of the pillars, in order to display information on the three Branches of Government. Separation of Powers Just like loading up an attic, it’s wise to separate the heavy items and balance the weight in the rafters over…

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