Our nation's laws and government is flexible that why our laws can be adapted, and so can our Constitution. Our country works in a interesting way that it operates on the background of federalism, so that the states and the government have different sets of laws and responsibility. Federalism. Because of this, the U.S. has a set of laws that apply for the whole nation and laws that are for only for States.
Our government has three basic branches. They are the Judicial, the Executive and the Legislative Branch. These three branches work together to maintain order and stability in our country. The Judicial branch provides interpretation for our laws and the constitution. The Legislative branch includes the Senate and the House, this branch Makes the laws and is the representation of each state. Then there is the executive branch this branch basically is the president. The president has executive powers in war but needs the other branches approval. This system of government gives each branch of the government power to control the other branches therefore limiting the powers of each branch, and ensures the unity and stability of the U.S. Government.
How Laws Are Formed
Our country has its own system of making laws. Our Law making starts with the legislative branch, this proposed law is called a bill. This bill is then passed onto the president, If the president approves this bill then the bill becomes a law. But if the president does not approve this bill the unhappy bill is sent back to congress if the congress still wants the bill to be passed the congress can vote again to pass the bill and make it a law without the president's approval, if 2/3 of the congress pass the bill again the bill becomes law and the president becomes a very unhappy little man. Now you are wondering where the supreme court comes into this, well the supreme court can interpret the laws and see if the laws made by the congress is constitutional or not, if not they can throw it out as trash. Once these laws are formed they are enacted, and our Cop friends help enforce the law. That is why they are called "law enforcement".
The Constitution is the basic backbone of our country's laws and gives the rights of every citizen of the U.S.
The laws of our country should be important to every man and every woman, because its states the rights and limitations of every one of us.
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