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Three Branches of Govt.

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legislative
Makes laws
judicial
Interprets laws
executive
enforces laws
legislative
congress is in this branch
executive
president is in this branch
legislative
House of Representatives and Senate are in this branch
President
Can veto bills
Supreme Court
can declare laws unconstitutional
President
commander of army
President
Appoints Judges for the Supreme Court
Executive Branch
ENFORCES or carries out laws
Legislative Branch
CREATES or MAKES laws
Judicial Branch
INTERPRETS laws
Separation of Powers
PRINCIPLE that led to the creation of the THREE BRANCHES
President
Head of the EXECUTIVE Branch
Supreme Court
Main group within the JUDICIAL Branch
Congress
Main group within the LEGISLATIVE Branch
Congress
Senate and the House of Representatives make up this part of the LEGISLATIVE Branch
Legislative Branch
Branch that has the power to DECLARE WAR
Legislative Branch
Branch that has the power to override a VETO with a 2/3 VOTE
Legislative Branch
Branch that has the power to approve of federal appointments - like Supreme Court Justices
Legislative Branch
Branch that has the power to create a FEDERAL BUDGET
House of Representatives
Part of CONGRESS that has representation based on POPULATION
Senate
Part of CONGRESS that each state is guaranteed TWO representatives
Executive Branch
Branch that has the power to VETO a bill sent to it by CONGRESS because they want it to become a LAW
Executive Branch
Branch that has the power to APPOINT federal JUDGES
Executive Branch
Branch that has the power to LEAD the Armed Forces during a WAR
Executive Branch
Branch that represents our nation in the world - they meet with leaders from other countries
Judicial Branch
Branch that has the power to declare laws or actions by the government UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Judicial Branch
Consists of ALL the courts in the U.S.
Judicial Branch
Branch that has the power SENTENCE or decide the punishment for lawbreakers
Judicial Branch
Branch that has the power to SETTLE DISPUTES between STATES
Checks and Balances
PRINCIPLES that created the idea that each branch should have powers that LIMIT the powers of other BRANCHES
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