3 branches of government

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3 branches of government by Mind Map: 3 branches of government

1. The Legislative Branch

1.1. Two Chambers of Congress

1.1.1. House of the representatives

1.1.2. The senate

1.2. Both chambers of Congress

1.2.1. To be a senate and H.O.R you have to be 25 or older

1.3. Senators and H.O.R

1.3.1. 2 senators

1.3.2. 435 members of H.O.R

1.4. The powers

1.4.1. makes all laws, declares war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies.

1.5. Term and lengths of the senate

1.5.1. Senate stays for 6 years

1.5.2. serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every even year. Senators however, serve six-year terms and elections to the Senate are staggered over even years so that only about 1/3 of the Senate is up for reelection during any election.

1.6. Implied and elastic clause

1.6.1. Implied

1.6.1.1. gives Congress the authority to pass laws it deems "necessary and proper" to carry out its enumerated functions.

1.6.2. Elastic

1.6.2.1. power to tax and to spend the money raised by taxes, to provide for the nation's defense and general welfare.

2. The Executive branch

2.1. Qualifications

2.1.1. For the president it’s 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

2.1.2. For Vice President you have to be natural born citizen, be atleast 35 years old, and be a resident of the U.S for 14 years.

2.2. Term length and limit

2.2.1. There are 2 four year limits

2.2.2. 10 years for term

2.3. Powers

2.3.1. Being able to veto, or reject, a proposal for a law. Appoint federal posts, such as members of government agencies. Negotiate foreign treaties with other countries. Appoint federal judges. Grant pardons, or forgiveness, for a crime.

2.4. Roles of the president

2.4.1. both the head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

2.5. Executive department number and names

2.5.1. 15 departments .

2.5.2. Department of State,treasury, defense,justice,the interior, agriculture,commerce,labor, health and human service,housing and urban department,transportation, energy,education,veterans and affairs , and Department of Homeland Security

3. The Judicial branch

3.1. Qualifications to be a member of the Supreme Court

3.1.1. Judge much be atleast 30 years old,

3.1.2. Have to be in the U.S for 15 years to vote.

3.2. How a member can be accepted into a Supreme Court

3.2.1. selected by the president must be approved by a simple majority vote (51 votes) of the Senate.

3.3. The justices

3.3.1. There are 9 justices

3.3.2. The head justice is called Chief Justice

3.3.3. They can serve 16 years

3.4. Powers

3.4.1. power of judicial review, where it determines which laws and policies are constitutional, or allowable, and which are not.