Facts about Government

In the mid-1800s, New Jersey citizens wanted a more democratic form of state government so the 1844 constitution was drafted, providing for the separation of powers among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and including a bill of rights.

kitchen cabinet. n. A group of unofficial advisers to the head of a government. [From the story that President Andrew Jackson met with his unofficial cabinet in the White House kitchen.]

Transcript of Puritan Government. The Puritan military was largely based on an organization called the "New England confederation". Which was created to assist in the defense of all the New England colonies except Rhode Island, because they were not Puritan.Nov 22, 2013

Even though they believed that the primary purpose of government was to punish breaches of God's laws, few people were as committed as the Puritans to the separation of church and state.

Public AZA-accredited zoos rely on government funding for 47% of their operating budget, on average, says Feldman. As a result, many zoos are downsizing or closing exhibits to stay on budget. ... Zoos that depend less on public funding or have long-term projects in the works, however, are still opening new exhibits.May 30, 2011

Locke and the Founding Fathers, however, rejected Hobbes' argument that the government had absolute power over its subjects. Instead, the Founding Fathers embraced Locke's ideas of the protection of unalienable rights and limited government in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Because of Hobbes' pessimistic view of human nature, he believed the only form of government strong enough to hold humanity's cruel impulses in check was absolute monarchy, where a king wielded supreme and unchecked power over his subjects.

Unlike Hobbes and Locke, Montesquieu believed that in the state of nature individuals were so fearful that they avoided violence and war. ... Montesquieu wrote that the main purpose of government is to maintain law and order, political liberty, and the property of the individual.

They are the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts). The President of the United States administers the Executive Branch of our government. ... The Legislative part of our government is called Congress.

Judicial power is vested in the courts with the Supreme Court of the Philippines as the highest judicial body.Executive Branch. The executive branch is headed by the President who functions as both the head of state and the head of government. ... Legislative Branch. ... Judiciary Branch.

Sometimes the most powerful branch is the Executive because the President controls foreign policy, has a veto, and decides how to enforce laws. But the current President has limited power because he is blocked at every turn. Sometimes the most powerful branch is the Judicial because it can override the other branches.

The executive branch is whom cabinet members approach. Branching from President to Vice President and Cabinet, the executive branch carries out the laws. The head of the executive branch is the President of the United States themselves. ... Executive Branch- President, enforces the laws passed on by legislative.