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1 The Three Branches of Government By John P.

2 Executive Branch

3 Job Description 1.Chief Executive, 2.Commander in Chief, 3.Foreign Policy Director, 4.Legislative Leader, 5.Party Head, 6.Popular Leader, and 7.Chief of State

4 Qualifications Must be a United States born citizen Must be 35 years old Must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

5 Important Presidential Facts Length of term: 4 years Number of terms: up to 2 Salary: $400,000 a year

6 Other Parts of the Executive Branch Executive Office of the President 15 Executive Departments: Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Justice, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of the Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of the Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of veteran Affairs, and Secretary of Homeland Security. About 80 independent agencies

7 Fun Facts They are nominated by a national political party convention The White House has a theater, swimming pool, and bowling lanes. The inauguration is held on January 20 th unless it is a Sunday. If it is it will be the next day.

8 Legislative Branch Congress (bicameral) 1.House of Representatives 2.Senate

9 Job Description Make Laws Approve appointments by the President Judges and Cabinet members.

10 How a Bill Becomes a Law 1. The senate or house writes a bill. 2.They vote on the bill. 3. The bill goes to the President. 4. The president approves=bill becomes a law. 5. The president vetoes= the process starts over.

11 Senate Each state has two senators with 6 year terms. Qualifications 1.At least 30 years old 2.A U.S. citizen for at least 9 years 3. A resident of the state from which the candidate seeks election.

12 House of Representatives The number of representatives is based on the population of the state in the 2 year terms. Alabama has 7 representatives. California has 53 representatives. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming have 1 representative. The Qualifications to be a representative are: Must be at least 25 years old. Must be a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years. Must be a resident of the state the candidate seeks election.

13 Judicial Branch

14 Supreme Court The Supreme Court has 9 members: a chief justice and 8 associate justices.

15 Job Description -Interpret laws -Protect the rights and liberties of everyone -The Supreme Court has the power to decide whether a federal or state law or action by the president is constitutional.

16 Term Length -J-Justices may remain in office for life. -J-Justices are picked by the president and approved by the senate.

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