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Federalism

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on 19 April 2013

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Transcript of Federalism

The executive branch(president) Some powers of the national government include: Some powers the state government include: Some of the shared powers include: The judicial branch Some of the primary roles of the judicial branch are: What is federalism? Collecting taxes Establishing courts Regulate banks Borrow money Provide for the general welfare Enforce the law Declare war Establish an army and navy Enter treaties with foreign Print money Make laws necessary to enforce the Constitution Establish local governments Issue licenses Ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution Provide for public health and safety The Legislative Branch The main purpose or primary role is to enforce laws Other responsibilities they have are: collecting taxes
set budgets for the united states
approving treaties
impeaching officials
setting domestic policies The Executive Branch
(president) Some of the many roles the president play are: Chief of state - The ceremonial head of the government and the symbol of national unity Chief executive - Has the responsibility to see that the laws of the government are enforced Chief legislator - Influences the law making process, signs bill into laws or vetoes Commander in chief - Controls the military forces and may call out the organized state militias(national guard) Federalism is a system based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national state governments. Chief legislator - Seeks to influence the law making process, signs bills into law or vetoes Chief diplomat - Has the power to extend national recognition to foreign country's, propose and ratify treaties with senate approval Commander in chief - Controls the military forces and may call out the organized state military The president's cabinet: The President’s Cabinet is composed of the principal appointed officers of departments of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States. The Cabinet meets weekly to advise the President on matters relating to the duties of their respective departments. Some members of the president's cabinet include: Department of state - John Kerry Department of treasury - Jack Lew Department of defense - Chuck Hagel Department of justice - Eric H. Hader Jr. Interpret federal laws
Interpret the U.S. constitution
Protecting individual rights
Resolve legal disputes
Imposing sentences or other legal actions The levels in federal court system are: Supreme court: the highest in the federal judiciary. This is where appeals from the decisions in the court of appeals are taken. Appellate court: the court of appeals to which an appeal of decisions from any trial level court may be taken. Trial court: includes many types of courts such as district, bankruptcy, and federal claims courts. There are nine justices in the supreme court: Elena Kagan
Sonia Sotomayor
Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Stephen G. Breyer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Clarence thomas
Anthony M. Kennedy
Antonin Scalia
The legislative branch The legislative branch main role is to make laws, set budgets for the state, impeach officials(senate), collect taxes. How is congress organized? Congress consists of 100 senaters (2 from each state). There are 435 members of house of representative. House majority leader - Eric Cantor
House minority leader - Nancy Pelosi House of majority leader whip - Steny Hoyer
House of minority leader whip - Kevin Mccarthy Senate majority leader - Harry Reid
Senate minority leader - Mitch McConnell Establish local governments
Issue licenses (driver, hunting, marriage, etc.)
Regulate intrastate (within the state) commerce
Conduct elections
Ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Provide for public health and safety
Exercise powers neither delegated to the national government or prohibited from the states by the U.S.
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