U.S. Government and Court Systems

Erin Harrison
Flowchart by Erin Harrison, updated more than 1 year ago
Erin Harrison
Created by Erin Harrison about 3 years ago
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The basic construction of the United States government and court system on the federal and state levels.

Resource summary

Flowchart nodes

  • Federal Government
  • Legislative Branch (Congress)
  • Executive Branch (President) 
  • Judicial Branch (Federal Courts) 
  • State Government
  • Legislative Branch (Congress) 
  • Executive Branch (Governor)
  • Judicial Branch (State Courts)
  • Separation of Powers - checks and balances keeps each branch from becoming too powerful
  • Federalism - both pass authority over citizens, and jurisdictions can operate exclusively or cooperatively to keep the federal government from being too powerful, while also still being superior to the states
  • State High Courts (Supreme Courts)
  • Intermediate Appellate
  • Inferior Courts
  • Trial Courts
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal
  • habeus corpus
  • habeus corpus
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