The White House

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All State Governments are modeled after the Federal Government and consist of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the President, and the Federal courts, respectively. Under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, all powers not granted to the Federal Government are reserved for the States and the people. The U.S. Constitution mandates that all states uphold a “republican form” of government, although the three-branch structure is not required.