United States Government

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United States Government by Mind Map: United States Government

1. 10 amendments

2. Executive branch

2.1. President and Vice President

2.1.1. Must be natural born citizens have had residency for at least 14 years and must be at least 35 years old.

2.1.2. Term lengths are 4 years and you can have a maximum of two terms

2.1.3. President can veto or reject a proposal of a law

2.1.4. Roles of the president

2.1.4.1. chief of state, chief executive, chief administrator, chief diplomat, commander in chief, chief legislator, party chief, and chief citizen.

2.2. Article 2

2.3. 15 departments

2.3.1. the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs and the attorney general

3. Legislative branch

3.1. Congress

3.1.1. House of reps.

3.1.1.1. 25 years old and 7 years of citizenship + must be a resident of the state you represent

3.1.1.2. There are currently 435 members

3.1.1.3. House of Representatives sever two year terms.

3.1.2. Senate

3.1.2.1. 30 years old and 9 years of citizenship + resident of state you represent

3.1.2.2. There are currently 100 US senators

3.1.2.3. Senators serve for 6 years

3.1.2.4. Senators serve for 6 years

3.2. the legislative branch makes all laws, declares war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies.

3.2.1. The implied/elastic clause is a clause that allows the branches powers not necessarily stated in the constitution and are powers that are deemed necessary and proper.

3.2.2. Expressed and enumerated powers are powers directly mentioned.

3.3. Article 1

4. Judicial Branch

4.1. Supreme Court

4.1.1. Must be 30 years old and licensed to practice law in that state and be a United States citizen for 15 years and have been a qualified voter in your state for at least 9 years.

4.1.1.1. Members serve for life or until they are discharged or retire.

4.1.2. There are 9 Supreme Court justices

4.1.2.1. Members are selected by the president and approved by the senate.

4.1.2.1.1. The head justice is the top member of the Supreme Court.

4.1.3. Have the power to rule and decide over cases wither or not they are constitutional.

4.2. Article 3