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New @ the Library: U.S. Government

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New to You @ the Library

While we're not on campus and therefore not getting new print books, DVDs and other items, this page will feature topical lists of items from our Ebook collection.  Ebooks are accessible to all Central Penn students, faculty, and staff--any time, anywhere you have an internet connection.  If you have questions/problems accessing the ebooks, please contact the Library.

Ebooks - U.S. Government

The U.S. Constitution organizes the federal government into three branches, to not only divide up the responsibilities and work of the government but to ensure no one branch has too much power.  For each branch, another branch has the power to negate/change what that branch attempts to do.  The term for this type of governmental organization is separation of powers which creates a system of checks and balances.

  • Legislative Branch (Congress, House of Representatives and Senate): proposes and enacts laws
  • Judicial Branch (Supreme Court): evaluates and interprets laws
  • Executive Branch (President, Vice-President, most federal agencies): carries out laws

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