Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Eleven: Executive Branch

by Oletta Branstiter Executive Branch Place this information about the Executive Branch in the remaining third of the roof of your graphic. The Executive Branch consists of the President, Vice President, and 15 Cabinet-level executive departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, […]

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

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, […]

Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Six: National Security

by Oletta Branstiter Second Purpose of Government After protecting our rights, what is the most important thing a government should do? The Constitution says that our Federal Government should spend money from taxpayers to protect our nation – especially its borders. They realized that our land has vast resources that other countries might want to […]