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The U.S. Government

A visual presentation of how the government in the U.S. works, from federal to local levels.

omar hamza

on 27 August 2011

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Transcript of The U.S. Government

The U.S. Government Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch Congress Bicameral;
Senate & House of Representatives Senate;
Made up of 100 Senators (2 from each state)
Work to make laws and changes to those existing. House of Representatives;
Consists of 435 representatives from each region of the U.S
Votes to pass or veto a bill presented by the Senate
A certain number of Representatives is taken from each state in relation to its population. example ( New Jersey has 13 Representatives)
One Representatives represents 700,000 people. Powers of Congress;
to levy and collect taxes
to coin money and regulate its value
provide punishment for counterfeiting
establish post offices and roads
promote progress of science by issuing patents
create federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court
combat piracies and felonies
declare war, raise and support armies, provide and maintain a navy
make rules for the regulation of land and naval forces
provide for, arm, and discipline the militia
exercise exclusive legislation in the District of Columbia
to make laws necessary to properly execute powers. President
• Head of state and government
• Military commander-in-chief
• Chief diplomat
• Can sign or veto legislation passed by congress
• Can make treaties with foreign nations
• Can appoint Supreme Court Judges The Federal Level State Level Executive Government New Jersey The White House Governor's Mansion Ridgewood located around here Executive Branch Local Level Ridgewood Consists of 21 Counties The State Executive is the Governor followewd by the Lieutenant Governor Ridgewood Village Hall Lead by the Mayor -Explains and applies laws by hearing and making decisions on lawsuits
-In charge of the court systems
-Three different levels of the federal court system (from lowest to highest; district courts, court of appeals, and the Supreme Court)
-Supreme Court Justice are appointed for life by the President. -Governnor serves as head of state level executive branch
-Job is to propose new laws for the state and carry out laws of legislative branch.
-Governor determines budget for the state based on previous years and plans for investment. -Led by State Senate and State House of Representatives
-Make laws pertaining to the state -Level of Courts (lowest to highest) Munincipal Courts, District Courts, Apelliate Courts, and State Courts
-State courts take care of cases relating to state law Executive State Level Government Judicial Legislative Municipal Goverment Charter written by the state government determines the responsibilities of local governments.
The local government is responsible for administering local programs such as police and fire services, public health and safety, building and repairing roads, collecting garbage, maintaining schools, collecting local and state taxes, running elections, and keeping official marriage and birth records. Town of Ridgewood
-Mayor (Keith D. Killion)
-Deputy Mayor (Thomas M. Riche)
-Three Council Members (Paul Aronsohn,
Bernadette Walsh, Stephen Wellinghorst Presidents Cabinet
-Consists of the Vice President, the fifteen executive departments
-Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General
-Cabinet members are appointed by the President and are approved by the Senate on a 51 majority vote. They can' hold a position in congress and their term ends when the presidents does.
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