2 Executive Branch The President is in charge of the branch. There is many parts in the Executive Branch that the president has to do so he has helpers that will help him called the Cabinet.The cabinet help passed the laws that are made by congress.
3 Executive BranchThe President can send the military to other areas of the world, they just need to get permission from congressAs “Commander-in-Chief” the president is in charge of the military.To be a president you must:BORN IN AMERICAbe at least 35 years old, andmust have lived in the US for at least 14 years.
4 Legislative Branch Makes and changes laws, CAN declare war, and is called CongressCongress has significant power of ConstitutionCongress can override a presidential vetoIs Bicameral (consists of two parts)Has the House of Representatives andthe Senate
5 Legislative BranchThe House of Representatives has 435 elected membersThere is 5 non-voting membersYou must be at least 25 years old to be an elected memberThe house revenue bills, and impeach the federal officialsThe house has many powers, one of them is initiate revenue bills
6 Legislative Branch The Senate has 100 senators, 2 in each state Senators are elected for a 6 year term by each stateTo be a senate you must be at least 30 years oldThe senate has sole power to confirm the presidents appointments that ratify treatiesBoth house and senate need to pass the same bill by voting
7 Judicial Branch Judicial Branch interprets the laws Members of the Judicial Branch are appointed by the president.The supreme court is the is the highest courtThere are 9 justices all nominate by the president confirmed by senateJudges and justices serve until retirement or death
8 Judicial BranchSupreme Courts cant hold trials on questions about the law7500 request for certiorari filed each year, and 150 of them are granted by courtsOnce the supreme court interprets a law, inferior courts apply the supreme court interpretation into facts of the particular caseSupreme courts review appealed district court cases and try most federal cases.
9 Judicial Branch Courts do not issue the opinions about the laws Lower courts are to are to follow the precedent sent by supreme court when making decisionsCriminal cases can be dealt with either the state or federal lawCivil cases are similar but they are dealt with disputes between individuals or organizations