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Terms in this set (42)
executive, legislative and judicial
What are the three branches of government?
What is the length of term of office for House of Reps?
What is the length of term of office for Senate?
having 2 law-making parts
What does bicameral mean?
What are proposals for new laws called?
How old must a person be to be elected to the House of Reps?
How old must a person be to be elected to the Senate?
house of reps.
Who has the power to propose a tax law to raise revenue?
Who has the power to declare war?
How many members of the Senate are there?
How many members of the House are there?
How many members are in Congress?
What is the length of a term of office for the president?
Who has the power to make treaties with foreign countries?
How old must a person be to be elected president?
Who has the power to nominate ambassadors?
Who has the power to nominate members of the president's cabinet?
board of advisors
What is the president's cabinet?
education, public welfare
What are some examples of the president's cabinet?
Who is the commander in chief of the military?
Who has the sole power to bring to trial all impeachments?
What is the length of term of office for Supreme Court justices?
Who has the power to resolve issues involving national laws?
Who has the power to settle disputes between states?
How many members of the Supreme Court are there?
they can override it
What can Congress do if the president vetoes a bill?
the power to decide whether the laws and actions made by the legislative and executive branches conflict with the constitution
What is meant by the term judicial review?
a system that would enable each branch to limit the power of the other branches
What is meant by the term checks and balances?
a system that divides power between the state and national governments
What is meant by the term federalism?
Who has the power to review all laws and treaties?
Who must approve all judges, cabinet members, and ambassadors?
Who must approve all treaties with foreign countries?
Who has the power to veto laws?
What branch of government has the power to impeach a judge?
Who has the power to propose amendments to the Constitution?
How many amendments have been made?
2/3 of states
Who approves amendments?
the first one
Which amendment gives us the freedom of religion?
Who has the power to print and coin money?
What is the main job of the legislative branch?
What is the main job of the executive branch?
protect the constitution
What is the main job of the judicial branch?
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