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U.S. Constitution Diagram

A diagram showing the basic outlines of Sections 1-3.

Jared Vaden

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of U.S. Constitution Diagram

The United States Constitution The First three articles of the United States Constitution outline the three main branches of our government. It includes various checks and balances as well as the powers and limits on those powers for each branch. Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch Balances and Checks:
Legislative and Judicial Branch Balances and Checks:
Legislative and Executive Branch Balances and Checks: Executive and Judicial Branch The Legislative Branch's power is in the Congress of the United States. The Congress of the United States is set up in two different houses named the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both of these have various powers and checks on each other. The House of Representatives The Senate Members are chosen by the people state that they are to represent every 2 years.
Minimum age of 25 years, must be a citizen of the United States for 7 years, and has to inhabit the state that they are chosen for.
The powers vested only in the House of Representatives are the power of impeachment and making bills of revenue.
The term for a senator is six years and they used to be chosen by the state legislature.
Minimum age is 30 years, must be a citizen of the United States for 9 years, and has to inhabit the state they are chosen for.
The Vice-President is the President of the senate.
They have the power to try impeachments and propose or concur with Amendments.
The President The term of the President is four years.
The President is chosen by the Electoral College, and the Electoral College chooses by the popular vote of the state.
The President chooses the Vice President.
The President has the power to appoint public officers, make treaties, reprieve and pardon, veto bills that the congress passes, and he is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army. Supreme Court The judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President
They hold their position as long as they are on good behavior.
The Supreme Court has the power to judge cases involving states and Federal Government, and decides if what the other branches are doing is constitutional. Together the congress writes bills to try and pass as laws.
The congress checks itself because a bill has to pass through both houses before it can become a law. The Congress has the ability to impeach and try the impeachment of the President.
The Congress has to approve the departmental appointments that the President makes.
The Congress can override vetos with a 2/3 vote from senate. The President can veto bills that pass through Congress.
The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate. Congress has to approve Federal Judges.
Congress has the power create or destroy inferior courts.
Congress can alter the size of the Supreme court. Congress cannot diminish the salary of supreme court judges.
The Supreme Court checks to see if the Congress is following the constitution. The President appoints Federal Judges.
The President can Pardon someone who is convicted of a crime. During a Presidential impeachment the Chief Justice takes the place of President of the Senate.
The Supreme Court checks to see if the Executive branch is abiding by the constitution.
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