Origins and Functions of Government Study Guide :
Origins and Functions of Government
2. The process of how a bill becomes a law (what are the steps)
Introduced in either Chamber
Goes to the committee
If approved by the committee it goes to the full Senate or HOR
Bill as to go through both chambers
It goes to the president
The President signs it can it becomes a law
14. Powers of the president (article 2)
The President can control the armed forces, veto bills, and grant pardons
15. What is the State of the Union Address?
A yearly address given by the president and talking about future plans.
16.Commander in Chief (who is it?)
The Commander in Chief is the President
17. Legislative Leader Roles
A legislative leader is a presiding elected officer of every house,
A centralized form of government
19. Amending the Constitution (steps)
Two-thirds of both houses of Congress pass a proposed constitutional amendment.
Three-fourths of the states (38 states) ratify the proposed amendment,
either by their legislatures or special ratifying conventions.
12. Powers of the executive branch
Veto bills, Grants pardons, Appoint Chief Justices, and negotiate treaties
13. Rule of law
Rule of Law means that no government official is above the law can can do whatever they want.
President Pro Tempore or VP
Which part of the US Constitution gives the legislative branch it's power?
4.Nixon vs US court case outcome
Unanimous ruling against Nixon. Nixon resigned before hoe got impeached.
6. How is the number of senators chosen?
2 Per State regardless of Population
1. Who is responsible for making treaties?
Treaties can be created by The President with approval from 2/3's of the Senate (100 Senators)
7. How are House of Representative members chosen?
They are chosen every 2 years
8.Senate members + House of Representatives members = ?
Leader of the House of Representatives
Speaker of House
The process of overriding a veto
Each chamber has to vote on the vetoed bill and required 2/3 approval
Examples of enumerated powers
Establish Post Offices, Declare War, And Coin Money