Legislative Branch makes laws for North Carolina. It is made up of the
Senate and the House of Representatives, which together are known as
the General Assembly. The General Assembly meets several times a year
in Raleigh, the state capital.
Executive Branch of government is the branch that enforces laws. The
head of this branch is the governor, who is elected every four years.
Along with the Governor, the Executive Branch also includes the
Lieutenant Governor and many state agencies.
Judicial Branch interprets what our laws mean and makes decisions about
the laws and those who break them. It is made up of several courts, the
highest of which is the state Supreme Court.