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BRANCHES Unit

Mr. Chatham's Civics Class--Union County High School, Georgia
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Bretton Chatham

on 10 April 2013

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Transcript of BRANCHES Unit

Constitutional Roles:
Chief Executive
Commander in Chief
Pardoner
Chief Diplomat
Appointer
Legislative Leader
Traditional Roles:
Party Leader
Head of State Pass ex post facto laws
Spend money without appropriation
Grant titles of nobility Collect Taxes
Borrow Money
Regulate Trade
Make Naturalization Laws
Coin Money and Punish Counterfeiting
Set Standards for Weights and Measures
Establish Post Offices/Post Roads
Issue Patents and Copyrights
Declare War
Establish and Maintain Military
Make Laws for District of Columbia LEGISLATIVE EXECUTIVE JUDICIAL BRANCHES CONGRESS House of Representatives Senate HOUSE
INTRO SENATE
INTRO COMMITTEE COMMITTEE FLOOR FLOOR CONFERENCE
COMMITTEE PRESIDENT SIGN VETO TWO-THIRDS
OVERRIDE LAW Census John Boehner
(R-OH) Senate Classes
Class I: Next Election is 2018
Class II: Next Election is 2014
Class III: Next Election is 2016 POWERS OF CONGRESS Article I Section 8 LEGISLATIVE
POWERS NON-LEGISLATIVE
POWERS Elect President (House) and Vice (Senate) if no electoral majority
Confirm presidential appointments
Propose amendments for Constitution
Admit new states to Union
Impeach executive and judicial officials LIMITS OF POWER Prohibit slave trade before 1808
Deny writs of habeas corpus
Pass bills of attainder PRESIDENT Barack Obama
44th President of
the United States SUPREME COURT Patrick Murphy
(D-FL) 232 Republicans 200 Democrats Saxby Chambliss
(R-GA) Johnny Isakson
(R-GA) 45 Republicans 53 Democrats Strom Thurmond
(R-SC) Joseph Biden
(D-DE) Patrick Leahy
(D-VT) Committees Filibuster Congressional Record How a Bill Becomes a Law Term Length House Requirements Census 435 Seats Speaker of the House Impeachment 100 Seats Senate Requirements President of the Senate President Pro Tempore Article I Section 9 CONGRESS MAY NOT: LOBBYING Terms of Office George Washington
1st President Grover Cleveland
22nd & 24th President Franklin Roosevelt
32nd President Vice President Electoral College Presidential
Requirements Thomas Jefferson
2nd Vice President
3rd President George W. Bush
43rd President Teddy Roosevelt
26th President Oath of Office "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
(...so help me God.) The Cabinet:
State
Treasury
Defense
Justice
Interior
Agriculture
Commerce Labor
Health and Human Services
Housing and Urban Development
Transportation
Energy
Education
Veterans Affairs
Homeland Security Impeachment Andrew Johnson
17th President Bill Clinton
42nd President Richard Nixon
37th President Chief Justice John Roberts
Appointed by Bush, Jr. Justice Antonin Scalia
Appointed by Reagan Justice Anthony Kennedy
Appointed by Reagan Justice Clarence Thomas
Appointed by Bush, Sr. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Appointed by Clinton Justice Stephen Breyer
Appointed by Clinton Justice Samuel Alito
Appointed by Bush, Jr. Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Appointed by Obama Justice Elena Kagan
Appointed by Obama Judicial Review Marbury v. Madison
1803 Chief Justice John Marshall
Appointed by John Adams Federal Courts Original Jurisdiction
vs.
Appellate Jurisdiction Activism
vs.
Restraint Terms of Office The Process Doug Collins
(R-GA) Congressional Districts 2 Independents Tulsi Gabbard
(D-HI)
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