The body of the legislative branch which is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives
They make laws. One of the two houses of Congress with 100 members (2 from each state).
House of Representatives
They make laws. One of the two houses of Congress with 435 members (state population determines the number per state).
The branch of government responsible for making laws. It is the Congress, made up of the Senate and House of Representatives.
The branch of government responsible for carrying out the law. It is the President and his cabinet members.
The branch of government responsible for interpreting the laws. It is the Supreme Court
The highest court of law in the United States. The nine members decide whether or not a law goes against the Constitution.
A change made to the Constitution.
The part of the Constitution that allows for a flexible interpretation so that the Congress can pass laws that are "necessary and proper" for carrying out the needs of the country.
The body that decides the presidential election after the popular vote has been completed. The number of electoral votes per state is equal to the number of Senators PLUS the number of Representatives in the House of Representatives. A presidential election is won when one candidate received 234 electoral college votes.
The right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.