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How many branches are there in our national government?
(Three: executive, legislative/congress, judicial)
The fact that constitution divides powers between the three branches is called:
Separation of powers/checks and balances
If neither the president nor the vice president can serve, who would become president?
The speaker of the house of representatives
If the president is impeached, who is the judge in the trial?
The chief justice of the supreme court
Who nominates justices to serve on the supreme court?
Who approves supreme court justices
Who acts the jury in an impeachment trial?
What group approves treaties the president makes with other countries?
Who has the tie-breaking vote in the senate?
The vice president
Of the three branches of government,which has the power to interpret laws to see if they are allowed by the constitution?
What is the head of the judicial branch?
The supreme court
How many members of the supreme court are there?
How long may a supreme court judge serve for?
Life,depending on good behavior
If a federal judge is not doing his or her job properly, how can they be removed?
Who is the head of the executive branch?
The cabinet is part of what branch of government?
A president must be at least how old?
Who is the commander-in-chief of the united states military?
How many terms may a president serve? How long are the terms ?
2 terms, 4 years
What is the main duty of the vice president of the united states?
Take the presidents place if he cannot serve
The legislative branch is also known as
The legislative branch of government (congress) is made up of
Two houses, senate and the house of representative
How long is the term of office for a u.s. Representative?
The number of representative a state gets in the house of representative is determined by what?
The states population
War against a foreign country can only be declared by whom?
Laws of the united states are made bu which branch of congress
What is the length of a term for senators?
Every ten years the nation decides how many representatives each state will have. How do we determine that?
How many senators does each state have
How many senators are there in congress today?
100, two per state x 50 states
How many members of the house of representatives are there today?
434, but this can change as population changes
Who votes to see if the should be an impeachment trial?
The house of representatives
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