The 3 Branches of Government (Executive Branch ( can also issue from…
The 3 Branches of Government
Made of house representatives and the senate
435 in HOR decided by the census pop
Must be 25, lives there for 7 years, and in state you represent
Senate has 2 per state
Must be 30 citizen for 9 years
They party with the most members in the majority
The VP acts as president of the house and votes to break ties
confirms presidential appointments
Enforces laws passed by congress
President & VP must be 35, born in US & resident for 14 years
4 year terms, but ca do 2 terms.
HOR can impeach (bring serious crimes against president.)
President can veto (cancel) laws congress passes.
To override congress needs a 2/3 majority vote.
to change constitution, treaties, statues, pre issues executive orders.
can also issue from punishment
also 15 executive departments that make up over 4 million people
administer the laws
commands armed forces
conducts foreign policy
made of federal courts, headed by supreme court.
can strike down state or federal laws if court finds it "unconstitutional"
Judges are appointed by life by president
each state has at least one district court (94 total)
court of appeals if you feel trial was unfair.
supreme court only hears about 100 cases a year
the chief justice leads the court, there are 9 justices total (no age or citizenship requirements)
interprets the constitution and other laws
reveals lower court decisions