Three Branches of Government Internet Scavenger Hunt WebQuest Activity


Welcome to the three Branches of Government Internet Scavenger Hunt WebQuest Activity. Throughout this quest you will learn about the Three Branches of Government and their importance.

  • Work with your assigned partner to complete this assignment.
  • Use website links provided to answer questions.
  • Answer the required questions in complete sentences.



                                              Three branches of Government Internet Scavenger Hunt WebQuest

Executive Branch

Step 1: Click here to answer questions #1-9

Step 2: Look for answers to questions #1-9

Step 3: Answer the following questions in a complete sentence

1. Who is the leader of the Executive Branch of government? _____________________

2. Name three other parts of the Executive Branch.




3. The President is seen as the leader of the ____________and is both the head of the _____________ and the Commander-in Chief of the US______________________.

What is one of the main powers of the President?



5. One of the jobs of the President is to enforce and implement the laws set in place by_______________________________________

6. Requirements to become President of the United States.




7. What is the main job of the Vice President?



8. The Executive Office of the President helps to keep ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9. _____________________________ is made up of the heads of 15 different departments. They all must be approved by the_____________________________

Legislative Branch

Click here to answer questions #10-14

10. ______________________is another name for the legislative branch.

11. What are the two parties that make up congress?

  1. _____________________________________
  2. _____________________________________



  • The Senate has _____________ members.
  • Each State has ______________ Senators.
  • Senators are elected every _________________________________.
  • To become a Senator a person must be at least _________________ years old, have been a U.S. citizen for at least 9 years, and must live in the state they represent.

House of Representatives

  • ____________ total representatives in the house.
  • Each state has a different number of representatives depending on their total _________________.
  • Representatives are elected every __________ years.
  • They must be ___________ years old, have been a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years, and live in the state they represent.

The ___________________________________ is the leader of the House of Representatives. The Speaker is ________________________ in line in succession to the president.

13. For a law to be made it must go through a bunch of steps called the ____________________________________________.

14. What are some of congress' other powers?


Judicial Branch

Click here to answer questions # 15-18

15. Who makes up the Judicial Branch?


16. The job of the courts is to _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ They do not make____________________.

17. Name the highest court in the United States._______________________________________________________________________

18. ___________________________________________________________ Nominates all the Supreme Court members and the ___________________________ confirm them.

Checks and Balances

Click here to answer questions # 19-20

19. How are the powers of government "balanced"? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

20.What are the "checks" on each branch meant to do?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________







Each question is worth 5 points each. In order to score a 100% you must answer all questions correctly and in a complete sentence. 


Step 1: When you and your partner have completed the WebQuest raise your hand. Do not get out of your seat.

Step 2: The teacher will review your answers and give you a grade for this WebQuest.

Step 3: Place your answer sheet in your class folder.

Step 4: Log off the computer and return your chair and any materials to your assigned table.