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What are our three branches of government at the national and state level?
•Approves annual budget
•Confirms presidential appointments
List some powers of the legislative branch
Which branch of government appoints cabinet officers, ambassadors and federal judges?
•Executes the law
•Prepares annual budget
•Appoints cabinet officers, ambassadors and federal judges
•In charge of bureaucracy
List a few jobs of the Executive Branch
To interpret the law and determine if it follows the constitution
What is the main job of the judicial branch?
Cases involving federal law or interpretation of the constitution
What types of cases do federal courts try?
•Prepare annual budget
•Calls congress into special session
List 4 ways the executive branch can check the legislative branch.
•Override a veto
•Impeach the president
List two ways the Legislative Branch can check the Executive Branch
Checks and Balances
What do we call the term for when each branch limits the power of another branch?
Make laws to solve problems
What do elected officials in Congress do in response to problems or issues?
The cabinet department and the federal bureaucracy
Who helps the president interpret and execute the law?
How the president influences policy making
Appointing officials and proposing legislation to Congress is an example of what?
Help the president interpret and execute the law
What is the job of cabinet departments, agencies & regulatory groups?
Head of State
What role is the president / governor playing when he participates in ceremonial roles like giving out metals?
•Introducing a bill
•Work in committee
•Debating on the floor
•Voting on the bill
•Sending the bill to the President
What steps are involved in the lawmaking process in congress?
•Appealing to the people
•Approving or vetoing a law
•Appointing officials to carry out the law
List 4 ways the president can influence legislation
How the president influences policymaking
Appealing directly to the people and approving/vetoing laws is an example of what?
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