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VA SOL CE 6

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Legislative Branch
Makes laws
Congress
National Lawmaking Branch
Bicameral
Having 2 houses of a lawmaking body
House of Representatives
One part of the national lawmaking branch based on state population
Senate
One part of the national lawmaking branch, based on equal representation
Budget
A plan for spending
Revenue
Money coming in
Foreign
Other countries
Executive Branch
Carries out the laws
President
Head of the national executive branch
Ambassadors
Officials who represent the US in foreign countries
Cabinet
Advisors
Bureaucracy
All the government agencies
Judicial Branch
Interprets laws
United States Supreme Court
The highest court in the US
Judicial Review
Ability to declare a law unconstitutional
Separation of Powers
Each branch has a specific job
Checks and Balances
Ability of each branch to check the power of the others
Veto
Reject
Impeach
Remove from office
Unconstitutional
Illegal
Expressed Power
Powers specifically stated in the Constitution
Implied Power
Powers not stated in the Constitution but needed to carry our expressed powers
Concurrent Powers
powers that are shared between the national and state government
Reserved Powers
powers that only state governments have
Bill
Proposed law
Committee
Small groups
State of the Union Address
Annual speech given by the President
Roles of the President
Chief-of-State-Ceremonial head of the government
Chief Executive- Head of the executive branch of government
Chief Legislator- Proposer of the legislative agenda
Commander-in-Chief- Head of the nation's armed forces
Roles of the President (part 2)
Chief-Diplomat- Architect of American foreign policy
Chief-of-party- Leader of the political party that controls the executive branch
Chief Citizen- Representative of all of the people