The Federal Government
The Federal government also has three elements: executive (the President), legislative (Congress) and judicial (Supreme Court) branch, and the three elements are checked and balanced by one another.
The President is the effective head of the executive branch of government, head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The Cabinet is appointed by the President. Its seat is the White House in Washington. In November of each leap year (
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The State Governments
Each of the fifty states also has a state government, which – with a gouvernor, a state legislature and state courts – is similar to the federal government. The two systems work side by side. If there is a conflict, the Supreme Court decides.
The state governments can decide about the school leaving age, the driving age and the allowance of lotteries. But they cannot decide about the minimum wage and civil rights.