3 Who Works There? Executive Branch The President Presidential Cabinet Vice President of the United StatesDepartment of StateDepartment of the TreasuryDepartment of DefenseDepartment of JusticeDepartment of the InteriorDepartment of AgricultureDepartment of CommerceDepartment of LaborDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Housing and Urban DevelopmentDepartment of TransportationDepartment of EnergyDepartment of EducationDepartment of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Homeland Security
4 Who Works There? Judicial Branch The Supreme Court 9 Total Justices 1 Chief JusticeNo tiesneed a decision!
5 Who Works There? Legislative Branch The Senate Equal Representation2 Senators each State100 total senatorsHouse of RepresentativesProportionate RepresentationBased on population435 total CongressmanNJ has 12 Congressman
6 The Executive Branch Checks the Judicial Appoints Supreme Court Judges The power to Pardon criminalsChecks the LegislativePower to VetoCan propose a lawCan call a special session of congress
7 The Judicial Branch Checks the Executive Supreme Court Justices serve a life termSupreme Court can declare actions unconstitutionalChecks the LegislativeSupreme Court interprets the lawsSupreme Court can declare new laws unconstitutional
8 The Legislative Branch Checks the JudicialCongress confirms or denies new judgesCongress can impeach judgesChecks the ExecutiveCongress can override a vetoCongress can impeach a PresidentCongress can confirm or deny Presidential appointments
10 Legislative Branch Job Description Makes lawsCan override a President's veto of a bill by 2/3 voteCan impeach (fire) a President or judge for misconductMust approve presidents choice of judgesApproves budget and treaties
11 Executive Branch Job Description Makes treaties with other nationsCarries out lawsVetoes Congress' bills passes if he thinks they are wrongAppoints judges in the Judicial Branch for a life termWrites the budget
12 Judicial Branch Job Description Interprets lawsMay decide that some laws that Congress makes or decisions that the President make are not right according to the Constitution.