3 Branches of the US Government Ch. 9

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Executive Branch

Article 2

Parts of the Branch

President
Vice President
Cabinet (Advisors)

Term length of office

4 years (10 max)

Requirements for office

* 35 years old
* Resident for 14 years
* Be a Natural-Born Citizen

Main Purpose of the Branch

Enforce Laws

Some Powers of the branch

* Make treaties
* Veto laws of Congress
* Nominate Supreme Court Justices
* Pardon Criminals

Legislative Branch

Article 1

Congress:

A. House of Representatives
B. Senate

House of Representatives

Term length of office- 2 years
Requirements for office-
* 25 years old
* Citizen for 7 years

Senate

Term length of office- 6 years
Requirements for office-
* 30 years old
*Citizen for 9 years

Main purpose of the branch

Make laws

Powers of Congress as a whole:

* Declare war
* Amend the constitution
* Print and coin money
* Use the Elastic Cause to do things not listed in the constitution

Powers of the House of Representatives

* Impeach President

Powers of Senate

* Approve Supreme Court nominations

Judicial Branch

Article 3

Parts of the Branch

Federal Courts:
Supreme Court
Appellate Courts
District Courts

Term length of office

Life

Requirements for office

* None

Main purpose of the branch

Interpret laws

Some powers of the branch

* Supreme Court hears cases about states and ambassadors.
* Can choose which cases to hear.
* Appellate Court hears appeals.

Checks and Balances

A system limiting the power of any one branch

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