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What are the roles and powers of each branch of government

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In the United States, the three branches are legislative, judicial, and executive. The legislative branch includes Congress, both the Senate and the House of Representatives; its primary goal is the creation of laws. The executive branch consists of the president and his cabinet; their primary goal is to enforce laws, the president being the commander-in-chief and his cabinet heading the bureaucracies. The judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court, and its job is typically regarded as reviewing the actions by the other two branches and deeming them Constitutional; however, this power is not in the Constitution, this was a power they had to give themselves in Marbury vs. Madison.

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