The Legislative Branch worksheet is used by many individuals and organizations who work for government. It is a vital tool that enables them to determine who has influence over the political system in the country, and how the members of the government should act. However, when the members of the House and Senate are considering which bills to vote on, it is very difficult to determine if they are actually following the rules or not.
Welcome to the behind-the-scenes blog for Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, a 4-part series that premiered on PBS in May of 2013. This blog is no longer being updated, but we hope you enjoy our archive. Visit pbs.org/constitutionUSA for more on the series.
Your fifth grader can see how well he knows the ten amendments by matching the amendments with their descriptions. He'll have all ten memorized in no time! Download to complete online or as a printable!
Checks and Balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch. For example, the executive branch can veto bills from the legislative branch, but the legislative branch can override the veto.