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Unit 6 Government

SOL CE 6-8
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Legislative
Branch
What branch of government consists of Congress?
Legislative
Executive
Judicial
What are our three branches of government at the national and state level?
435
How many members are there in the House of Representatives?
100
How many members are there in the Senate?
Population
What determines how many members each state gets in the House of Representatives?
2
How many members are there from each state in the Senate?
Legislative Branch
Which branch of government makes the laws?
Make the Laws
What is the main job of the legislative branch?
Legislative Branch
Which branch of government approves the annual budget?
Legislative
Which branch of government approves presidential appointments?
Legislative
Which branch of government can raise revenue through taxes?
Legislative
Which branch of government controls trade between states?
Legislative
Which branch of government declares war?
•Makes laws
•Approves annual budget
•Confirms presidential appointments
•Raises taxes
•Declares war
List some powers of the legislative branch
Chief Executive Officer
What is the role of the president?
Executive
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
Judicial Review
What power does the Supreme Court have to declare laws unconstitutional?
Bicameral
What type of legislature does the U.S. Government have?
The President
Who heads the Executive Branch at the national level?
Executive
Branch
Which branch of government prepares the annual budget?
Federal judges, ambassador and cabinet officers
Who does the president get to appoint?
Supreme Court
What is the highest court in the land?
To interpret the law and determine if it follows the constitution
What is the main job of the judicial branch?
Executive
Branch
Which branch of government is headed by the president?
Executive
Branch
Which branch of government carries out or executes the laws?
Executive Branch
Which branch of government is in charge of the federal bureaucracy?
Judicial Branch
Which branch of government includes the federal courts?
Cases involving federal law or interpretation of the constitution
What types of cases do federal courts try?
Separation of power
What is the term for having three separate branches of government?
Legislative
Branch
Which branch of government can impeach a president or a federal judge?
Executive
Branch
Which branch of government can call congress into special session?
Judicial
Branch
Which branch of government can declare laws unconstitutional?
•Propose legislation
•Prepare annual budget
•Calls congress into special session
•Vetoes laws
List 4 ways the executive branch can check the legislative branch.
The U.S. Constitution
What document defines the powers of the three branches of federal government?
Legislative
Branch
Which branch of government can override a presidential veto?
Executive
Branch
Which branch of government prepares the annual budget?
Executive
Branch
Which branch of government appoints judges?
•Override a veto
•Impeach the president
List two ways the Legislative Branch can check the Executive Branch
Article I
Article II
Article III
What articles explain the three branches of government?
Checks and Balances
What do we call the term for when each branch limits the power of another branch?
Executive Branch
Which branch of government can propose legislation (ideas for laws)
Executive Branch
Which branch of government can veto laws?
Judicial Branch
Which branch of government can declare presidential acts unconstitutional?
A power specifically listed in the Constitution
What is an expressed power?
Individuals and Interest groups
Who can introduce a bill in Congress?
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?
Power not listed in Constitution: used to carry out expressed power
What is an implied power?
Sending to the president to sign into law
What is the final step of the law making process?
The U.S. Constitution
What document limits the formal powers of Congress?
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?
Individuals and Interest groups
Who helps shape legislation?
•Proposing legislation
•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?
Chief Executive
What role is the president / governor playing when he is making sure the law is carried out?