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Separation of Powers
Transcript of Separation of Powers
100 Members (2 from each state)
Each senator represents his/her entire state
Serve 6-year terms
Separation of Powers
The Constitution distributes the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of the national government among three distinct and independent branches of government.
Consists of the Congress, a
legislature consisting of the
House of Representatives
(435 members, based upon population of the states) and the Senate (100 members, 2 per state)
of the nation
through taxes and other
and foreign trade
Headed by the
of the United States, the chief executive officer of the nation
cabinet officers, ambassadors, and federal judges
for congressional action
of the land
Consists of the federal
Court, the highest court in the land
The federal courts try cases involving federal law and questions involving
of the United States
The United States Supreme Court exercises the power of
an organization of non-elected officials of a government or organization who implement the rules, laws, and functions of their institution
legislate: to make or enact laws
bicameral: having two houses
judicial review: power of the court to determint constitutionality of laws
execute: to carry out or enforce
judge: authority to hear evidence and legal arguments in order to pass judgement on an individual