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Mr. Byvik's CE6 Constitutional Government

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Congress
The name of our national legislature.
Senate and House of Representatives
The two houses of Congress.
Bicameral
A two house legislature.
435
Number of people in the House of Representatives.
100
Number of people in the Senate.
Make laws
The main function of the legislative branch.
Appointments
Congress confirms these which are made by the president.
Revenue
Congress raises this through taxes and other levies.
Interstate and Foreign
Congress regulates this type of trade.
War
Congress declares this which the president cannot.
President
Head of the executive branch.
Executes, enforces, carry's out
The president does this with the laws of the land.
Annual
The president prepares this type of budget.
Congress
This group approves the annual budget.
Cabinet Officers, Ambassadors, Federal Judges
The president appoints people to these three positions.
Federal
The president administers this type of bureaucracy.
Supreme Court
The highest court in the United States.
Judicial Review
To review cases to see if they are constitutional or unconstitutional.
Separation of Powers
Term for dividing power between three branches.
Checks and Balances
Term for each branch having the ability to limit the power of the other branches.
Override
Congress can do this to presidential vetoes.
Impeach
Congress can do this to the president and judges/justices.
Confirm or Not Confirm
Congress can do this to the courts when the president has appointed someone.
Legislation
The president can propose this to Congress.
Annual
The presidnt prepares this type of budget for Congress to approve.
Special Session
The president can call Congress into an emergency meeting called this.
Veto
The president can do this to legislation passed by Congress.
Appoints
The president does this to judges/justices.
Acts
The courts can declare these things done by Congress to be unconstitutional.
Executive Actions
The courts can declare these things done by the president to be unconstitutional.
Expressed, Listed, Enumerated, delegated, stated
The name of the powers specifically listed in the Constitution.
Implied
The powers of Congress used to carry out the listed powers.
First step in the lawmaking process
Introducing a bill by a Senator or Representative.
Second step in the lawmaking process
Working in committees.
Third step in the lawmaking process
Debating the bill on the floor of each house.
Fourth step in the lawmaking process
Voting on the bill in each house.
Fifth step in the lawmaking process
Sending the bill to the president to sign into law.
Problems or Issues
Elected officials in Congress write laws and take action in response to these.
Individuals and Interest groups
These can help shape legislation.
State of the Union Address
The president influences policymaking by proposing legislation in this annual speech to Congress.
People
Who the president will appeal to, in order to directly influence policymaking.
Approve or Veto
What the president will do to legislation to try to influence policymaking.
Laws
To influence policymaking the president will appoint officials who help to carry out these.
Chief of State
The president as the ceremonial head of the government.
Chief Executive
The president as the head of the executive branch.
Chief Legislator
The president as the proposer of the legislative agenda.
Commander-in-Chief
The president as the head of the nation's armed forces.
Chief Diplomat
The president as the architect of American foreign policy.
Chief of Party
The president as the leader of the political party that controls the executive branch.
Chief Citizen
The president as the representative of all of the people.