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1 National Government Vocabulary

2 Veto: To not allow or approve a law
Veto: To not allow or approve a law. The president may veto a bill sent to him by Congress. Does you mom or dad ever veto something you want to do?

3 Bill : an idea that might get turned into a law I’m Just a Bill

4 Checks and Balances A system that was built so that no one branch of our government could become too powerful. Three Ring Circus

5 Executive Branch: The job of the executive branch is to carry out the laws of a country. The president heads up this branch. The president can pass or veto a bill. The Executive Branch

6 Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court heads the judicial branch of the United States government. The justices who make up the Supreme Court are responsible for explaining and interpreting the Constitution.

7 Legislative Branch: The Legislative Branch is also called the Congress
Legislative Branch: The Legislative Branch is also called the Congress. There are two parts that make up Congress: the House of Representatives and the Senate. They write and votes on laws.

8 Senate: part of Congress
Senate: part of Congress. Each state elects two Senators to represent their state. They serve 6 years each. The Senate The Senate has 100 members. Each state has two Senators. Senators are elected every 6 years. To become a Senator a person must be at least 30 years old, have been a US citizen for at least 9 years, and must live in the state they represent.

9 House of Representatives: part of Congress
House of Representatives: part of Congress. States with large populations have more representatives than small states. Each representative serves for 2 years and represents a certain area of their state. Congress has two parts: the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Each state has two U.S. Senators and at least one U.S. Representative; the more residents a state has, the more U.S. Representatives it is allowed. There are 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives.

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