The United States Government is the federal government of the United States, which was founded in 1787. In this lesson, we will explore the basic concepts of the United States Government, its history, and its impact on the world.
Structure of the United States Government
The United States Government is divided into three branches:
The Legislative Branch – The legislative branch is responsible for making laws. It is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The Executive Branch – The executive branch is responsible for enforcing laws. It is led by the President of the United States.
The Judicial Branch – The judicial branch is responsible for interpreting laws. It is made up of the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
The history of the United States Government can be traced back to the formation of the United States Constitution in 1787. The most significant historical events and periods of the United States Government include:
The American Revolution – the period of political upheaval during which the thirteen American colonies broke away from British rule and declared independence in 1776.
The Civil War – the period of conflict from 1861 to 1865 between the Union and Confederacy over issues such as slavery, states’ rights, and federalism.
The Civil Rights Movement – the period of social and political activism in the 1950s and 1960s aimed at ending racial discrimination and segregation.
The United States Government has had a profound impact on the world, with its political system and policies shaping various fields, such as:
Democracy – The United States Government is known for its democratic political system, which has influenced the development of other democratic nations around the world.
International Relations – The United States Government has been a major player in international relations, with its foreign policies and military interventions shaping global affairs.
Human Rights – The United States Government has been a leader in the promotion of human rights, with its Constitution and legal system serving as a model for other nations.