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Systems of Government
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Systems of Government
The U.S. Government is divided into three branches (legislative, executive and judicial)
A system of checks and balances is used to stop any branch from getting too powerful.
Powers are divided between the national and state governments. As an example the power to print money is a national power and a power that belongs only to the states is education.
Congress makes up the Legislative Branch.
There are two Houses of Congress. The House of Representatives and the Senate.
Congress makes national laws.
People in the House
The leader of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. If the President and Vice President can no longer serve the Speaker becomes the new President.
Krysten Sinema is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona.
The Executive Branch
The President is in charge of the executive branch.
The President can sign a bill into law and can veto a bill.
The President is also the Commander in Chief of the military.
If the President can no longer serve, the Vice President becomes the President.
House of Representatives
Has 435 members.
The number of Representatives is based upon a states population.
Members of the House of Representatives serve a two year term.
Has 100 members.
Each state has two Senators.
The Senator represents all people within their state.
Members of the Senate serve a six year term.
People in the Senate
One of Arizona's Senators is Jeff Flake
People in the Executive Branch
Donald Trump is the current President of the United States.
Mike Pence is the current Vice-President of the United States.
President Trump is a member of the Republican party.
The cabinet administers the agencies of the federal government.
The Attorney General is a cabinet member.
The Judicial Branch
The Judicial branches main duty is to review laws.
The Supreme Court
Is the highest court in the land.
Currently has 9 members.
John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
The current governor of Arizona is Doug Ducey.
The capital of Arizona is Phoenix.
The U.S. has two major political parties: the democratic party and republican party.
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