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Section 2: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: System of Government
Terms in this set (20)
What are the 3 branches of Government?
legislative, executive, judicial
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
checks and balances
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
House of Representatives, Senate
How many U.S. Senators are there currently?
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
all people of the state
What determines how many Representatives a state has in Congress?
population of the state
We elect a President for how many years?
In what month do we vote for President?
What does the President's Cabinet do?
advises the President
What are examples of Cabinet-level positions?
Secretary of State, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Defense
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
Who signs bills to become laws?
Who vetoes bills?
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