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3 Branches of Government
Transcript of 3 Branches of Government
Must be 35 years old
Native Born U.S. Citizen
Resident for 14 years Executive Branch Checks and Balances Legislative Judicial May adjourn Congress in certain situations
May Veto bills
May impeach, or vote to bring against charges against a president Appoints Judges The president may grant pardons, or freedom from punishment, to persons convicted of federal crimes or facing criminal charges. The President commands the armed forces. In emergencies, the president can call on U.S. troops. Only Congress, however, can declare war. Legislative Branch Judicial Branch 2 22nd Amendment limits the president to 2 terms. In the case that the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the vice president fulfills his term. President Joe Biden Commander-in-Chief Make the Laws
Confirms presidential appointments
Senator Mitch McConnell
Republican Senator Rand Paul
Republican Kentucky Powers House of 435 members
larger congressional house
US census determines how many are represented in each state
Apportionment: keeps the number at 435 (If a population increases in a state, they may gain a representative and another state will lose one.). Senators Representatives Kentucky's Congressional Districts John Yarmuth
2007 Ed Whitfield
Chruch of Christ
2009 Geoff Davis
1981 Ben Chandler
30 Years old
U.S. Citizen for 9 yrs
Serve 6 yr. term
Can serve unlimited terms Eric Cantor
hOUSE Majority lEADER
Republican lEADER Nancy Pelosi
hOUSE Minority Leader Speaker of the House
John Boehner Elected by the house members of the Majority Party
2nd in the Presidential Line of Succession Vice President serves as president of the senate
Takes no part in Senate debates, but can vote to break ties If he is absent, the president pro tempore leads the Senate.
This position traditionally goes to the majority party's senator who has served the longest. Congress
Sessions begin in January
Both houses do most work in bill committees; for example, House Ways and Means Committee discuss taxes What are similarites between in requirements for the members of the House of Reps and Senate? What are some differences? Federal Court: Supreme Court and Judges Can strike down a state or federal law if the court finds a law unconstitutional. 1. District Court Smaller court
94 total: every state has at least 1 2. Court of Appeals If believed the trial was unfair
13 Courts of Appeals 3. Supreme Court Involve important Constitutional or public interest issues
Chief Justice leads the court (No Requirements, no limits as long as they are in good standing) Chief Justice
John Roberts Sandra Day O'Connor
First female Court Justice 1981 Thurgood Marshall
1st African American Chief Justice