The US GovernmentThe Constitution divides the US Government into three branches.
They are the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
The legislative branch makes laws for the nation. Congress has two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress meets at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
The executive branch enforces these laws. The leaders of this branch are the President and the Vice-President.
When making important decisions, the President consult a group of fifteen advisors, known as the Cabinet.
Sometimes people have different interpretations of laws. In this case the judicial branch makes a decision. In very difficult cases the final decision is made at the US Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has nine judges. They meet at the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.