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US Government 101
Articles of Confederation
What type of government has a loose association of states held together by a weak central government? What was the main weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
What splits our national government into 3 branches to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful?
What branch are these 2 men from?
Executive Branch: the president, vice-president, members of the cabinet, and law officials Main Duties: 1.Commander – in – Chief 2.Makes Treaties 3.Appoints Federal Judges and Ambassadors 4.Can veto (reject) bills 5.State of the Union Addresses 6.Pardon criminals
Which branch is resembled in this picture?
Legislative Branch: the house of representatives and the Senate Main Duties: 1.Ratify treaties 2.Appropriate monies and approve the fed budget 3.Declare war 4.Impeach executive/judicial branch members 5.Make laws
Which house of congress is based on state populations?
John Boehner– Speaker of the House
NJ Senators Frank LautenbergRobert Menendez
The Supreme Court
Judicial Branch: 9 members of the Supreme Court, federal judges Main Duties: 1. Judge laws unconsitutional
What is the system that gives each branch the means to restrain the powers of the other?
The most powerful restriction on presidential power is….. Andrew JohnsonBill Clinton
Elastic Clause: part of the Constitution that says Congress can make laws that are “necessary and proper” to fulfill its job