US Federal Government

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US Federal Government by Mind Map: US  Federal Government

1. Legislative branch

1.1. The chambers of Congress- The House Of Representatives and The Senate

1.1.1. H.O.R- are elected every two years and must be 25 years of age, a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years, and a resident of the state Senators- must be 30 years of age, U.S. citizens for at least 9 years, and residents of the state they represent. Senators-100 Terms-6years H.O.R- 438 Terms- 2years

2. Executive Branch

2.1. Vice-President-be a natural-be a natural-born U.S. citizen, be 35 years old or older , and be a resident in the U.S. for at least 14 years.

2.2. President-must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.

2.2.1. Powers- the president heads the executive Branch which includes the departments that enforce the law passed by Congress.(federal agencies, commission) Number of Executive department-15

2.2.2. Roles- pardons, make treaties, appoint key officials and serves as commander in chief of the armed forces Executive Departments names-state, agriculture, energy, justice, commerce, treasury, defense, interior, homeland security, veterans affairs, transportation, education, state, labor, housing and urban development,commerce and labor, human services, Health and human services

2.3. Term- 4year

2.3.1. Limit- 8year

3. Judicial Branch

3.1. Supreme Court-must be at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 15 years, and a qualified voter of the state for 9 years preceding selection.

3.1.1. Justices - 9

3.1.2. How the members selected-The President nominates someone for a vacancy on the Court and the Senate votes to confirm the nominee, which requires a simple majority. Title- Chief Justice t Serve- 16 year 359 days Powers-Court to declare a Legislative or Executive act in violation of the Constitution, is not found within the text of the Constitution itself.

4. Amendment

4.1. 1 freedom of speech, religious, press, assumbly, and the right to Petition the government

4.2. 2 right to bear arm

4.3. 3 prohibits the shattering of soliders in your home during peace time

4.4. 4 protect against unreasonable search and seizures

4.5. 5 You can’t be tried for a crime without a grand jury indictment.

4.6. 6 right to a speedy trial and Right to trial of impartial jury

4.7. 7 Right to a trial by jury in Federal courts to settle dispute over property worth more than $20.

4.8. 8 Protects against excessive fines and punishment.

4.9. 9 Right of the people

4.10. 10 power of the states and people