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3 Executive (President) Judicial (Supreme Court) Legislative (Congress)


5 The President: 1.Head of the Executive Branch Manager of the federal govt. 2.Makes sure laws are enforced and obeyed 3.Promises to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States Includes the President and Vice President

6 The President: 4.Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines 5.Performs ceremonial duties 6.Interacts with leaders of other countries

7 The President: 7.Appoints the Supreme Court Justices 8.Has the authority to pardon criminals 9.Can veto laws passed by Congress

8 The President: 10.Must be at least 35 years old to be a candidate 11.Must be a natural-born US Citizen 12.He (and the VP) serves a 4-year term and may serve a maximum of 2 terms


10 Includes The Senate & the House of Representatives (Congress) Congress: 1.Includes Senate & House of Representatives 2.Can declare war on behalf of the US 3.Has the power to collect taxes & borrow money from other countries 4.Can control how much the US trades goods & services with other countries

11 Congress: 4.Can impeach the President & other high officials 5.Can still pass laws the President vetoes 6.Can reject who the President appoints to his office (cabinet) 7.Can charge the Supreme Court Justices with wrongdoing

12 Congress: 8.Can reject who the President appoints to the Supreme Court 9.House introduces spending bills to Congress Determines how the govt will spend our tax dollars 10.Senate approves/rejects candidates President appoints to his cabinet

13 House of Representatives: 1.Number of reps is based on state’s population 2.One representative for every few hundred thousand people 3.Serves a 2-year term, must be 25 years-old, a US citizen for at least 7 years, & live in the state he/she will represent

14 Senate: 1.2 senators elected from each state, no matter the population 2.Serve a 6-year term with staggered elections-both senators from one state aren’t elected the same year 3.Must be at least 30 years-old, be a US citizen for at least 9 years, & live in the state he/she will represent


16 The Supreme Court: 1.Highest court in the United States 2.Decisions are absolute and final Surpass all other laws or court decisions in the US 3.Interprets the meaning of the US Constitution and reviews laws 4.Decides on cases involving state’s rights Includes The Supreme Court

17 The Supreme Court: 6.Can rule whether laws passed by Congress are unconstitutional 7.Can rule whether a President’s actions are unconstitutional 8.Justices (judges) are appointed for life terms Currently 9 Justices, including 8 Associates and 1 Chief Justice 9.Appointed by the President and approved/rejected by the Senate

18 Congress For Kids Kids Ed Websites

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