13 terms

Branches of the U.S. Government

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Legislative Branch
The branch of the United States government that makes the laws and consists of two houses.
Senate
The house of Congress made up of two representatives from each state. (100 members)
House of Representatives
The house of Congress made up of members from each state and based on population. (435 members)
Congress
The name for the Senate and House of Representatives combined.
Executive Branch
The branch of government that enforces the law.
Cabinet
The group of people who advises the President.
Judicial Branch
The branch of government that interprets the law and determines whether laws are constitutional or unconstitutional.
The branch of government that contains the Supreme Court.
Judicial Branch
The branch of government that contains the President and Vice President.
Executive Branch
Impeachment
A tool the legislative branch has to remove the President or a Supreme Court justice.
Checks and Balances
A system in which no one government branch has too much power.
Constitution
The document that established the U.S. government.
Supreme Court
Nine justices who review and rule on federal court cases.
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