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U.S. Congress is a bicameral legislature legislature consisting of 2 houses House of Representatives & the U.S. Senate
- 435 members - each state represented based on population (min. of 1) -Congressmen have -a 2 year term
-100 members (2 from each state) - each state is represented equally - Senators have a 6 year term
Each house works independently House & Senate divide the work by Committee Debates are held & votes are taken on the floor (C-Span) Speaker of the House VP - Pres. Of Senate
Executive branch = President Elected to 4 year term Limited to 2 terms Elected by the Electoral College
President has many jobs Enforces Laws (Executive) Head of State Commander-in-Chief Chief Diplomat Suggests Laws Cabinet: advisors
3 levels of courts Supreme Court - 9 Justices - Serve for life -Appointed by Pres. approved by Senate Original Jurisdiction & Appeals
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