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US Government by Mind Map: US Government

1. Executive Branch

1.1. VICE PRESIDENT

1.1.1. a natural-born U.S. citizen

1.1.2. at least 35 years old

1.1.3. be a resident in the U.S. for at least 14 years

1.1.4. two four-year terms

1.2. PRESIDENT

1.2.1. be a natural-born U.S. citizen

1.2.2. 35 years old

1.2.3. Resident in the US for 14 years.

1.2.4. two four-year terms

1.3. CAN-

1.3.1. veto, or reject, a proposal for a law.

1.3.2. Appoint federal posts

1.3.3. Negotiate foreign treaties with other countries

1.3.4. Appoint federal judges

1.3.5. Grant pardons

1.4. 15 Executive Departments

1.4.1. Agriculture

1.4.2. Commerce

1.4.3. Defense

1.4.4. Education

1.4.5. Energy

1.4.6. Health and Human services

1.4.7. Homeland security

1.4.8. Housing development

1.4.9. Interior

1.4.10. State

1.4.11. Labor

1.4.12. Transportation

1.4.13. Veterans affairs

1.4.14. Treasury

1.4.15. Justice

2. Judicial Branch

2.1. Supreme Court

2.1.1. 30 years old

2.1.2. License to practice law in Missouri

2.1.3. United citizen for 15 years

2.1.4. Nominated by President

2.1.5. Voted by senate

2.1.6. Nine justices

2.1.6.1. One Chief Justice

2.1.6.2. Eight associate justices

2.1.6.3. Serve life time sentences or until retirement

2.1.7. Judicial review

3. Legislative Branch

3.1. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

3.1.1. 25 years of age

3.1.2. Citizen for at least 7 years

3.1.3. 435 members

3.1.4. Serve for 2 years but can be voted back in

3.2. Both have to reside in state they are running for

3.3. SENATE

3.3.1. 30 years old,

3.3.2. Citizen for 9 years

3.3.3. 100 members

3.3.4. Can serve for 6 years.

3.4. They can make laws, declare war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies.

3.5. IMPLIED POWERS are powers congress has but are not in the constitution.

3.5.1. EXPRESSED- powers that are used and in the constitution.