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Politics of the United States
Our Government Quiz 2020
Terms in this set (13)
How many branches of government are there?
this branch ENFORCES (carries out) the laws; includes the PRESIDENT and his departments
this branch MAKE LAWS
This branch INTERPRETS the law in our NATIONAL COURTS
What two parts make up Congress?
the House of Representatives and the Senate
What is the purpose of Checks and Balances?
A system that makes sure no one government branch has TOO much power
What is an example of checks and balances?
The president (executive branch) can nominate a Supreme Court justice, but the Senate (legislative branch) has to approve of it. The Supreme Court (Judicial Branch) can declare the acts of a president unconstitutional.
How many SENATORS represent each state in THE SENATE?
In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, what is the number of representatives baed on?
the number of people living in the state
What is the highest court in the United States?
the Supreme Court
What are the 3 requirements to be president?
1. at least 35 years old
2. native born US citizen
3. resident of the United States for at least 14 years
a PLAN of government; a set of basic PRINCIPLES AND LAWS that states the powers and duties of a government
The United States government is a democratic republic. What is a democratic republic?
citizens choose their leaders by electing representatives
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