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Terms in this set (17)
Branches of U.S. Government
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
What is the role of the executive branch?
What is the role of the legislative branch?
What is the role of the judicial branch?
Checks and Balances
created so that no one branch of government becomes too powerful
Another name for the President
commander in chief
Congress is made up of what two houses?
Senate and House of Representatives
the highest federal court in the United States
Judges of the Supreme Court
Speaker of the House
leader of the House of Representatives
The president is the head of the
The power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutional
presidential power to stop a bill from becoming a law by rejecting it
The belief that in order to support democratic government, a citizen should always vote.
Not allowed under the constitution
Example of a direct democracy?
Ancient Athens, Greece
Example of a representative democracy? (2)
U.S.A. and Ancient Rome
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