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the branch of government charged with the interpretation of laws and the administration of justice Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate Judges/Justices serve until death or retirement, unless impeached The Supreme Court is the highest of the courts and their cases are almost all appeals
has sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state Executes/enforces the laws Consists of the President, Vice President, and the Cabinet Click on each link to learn more: President Vice President Cabinet
Consists of Congress (House of Representatives and the Senate) Has sole authority to enact legislation and declare war Can confirm or reject Presidential appointments Has investigative powers In order to pass legislation and send it to the President for his signature, both the House and the Senate must pass the same bill by majority vote may override veto by passing the bill again in each chamber with at least two-thirds of each body voting in favor. Click the links to learn more: House of Representatives Senate
Head of state and head of government Commander-in-chief of the armed forces Power to sign legislation into law or veto bills Can negotiate and sign treaties with other nations Current: Barack Obama 44 th President
Needs to be ready at a moments notice to assume presidency if the President is unable to perform his duties President of the Senate Casts deciding vote in case of a tie Current: Joesph Biden 47 th Vice President
Advisory body made up of the heads of the 15 executive departments Appointed by President, approved by Senate Play an important role in the Presidential line of succession
Made up of 435 elected members, divided among the 50 states in proportion to their total population The presiding officer of the chamber is the Speaker of the House Elected by the Representatives Powers assigned exclusively to House: initiate revenue bills, impeach federal officials, and elect the President in the case of an electoral college tie.
Composed of 100 Senators, 2 for each state Vice President acts as President of the Senate Has deciding vote incase of a tie Has sole power to confirm those of the President's appointments that require consent, and to ratify treaties Tries impeachment cases for federal officials referred to it by the House
A. Executive Executive B. Legislative Legislative C. Judicial Judicial
The executive branch is responsible for enforcing laws and the daily administration of the state.
The Judicial branch is responsible for interpreting laws and administering justice.
One of the jobs the legislative branch holds is the ability to declare war. You have completed the lesson! Please return to the title slide when finished. Return to title slide