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Government by Mind Map: Government

1. Legislative

1.1. Senate

1.1.1. 100 Members

1.1.2. 6 year terms

1.1.3. Must be 30+ years old

1.1.4. Must be citizen for 9 years

1.1.5. Must live in the state they represent

1.2. POWERS

1.2.1. Override presidential vetoes

1.2.2. Make laws

1.2.3. Impeach holders of federal jobs

1.3. House

1.3.1. 435 Members

1.3.2. 2 year terms

1.3.3. Must be 25+ years old

1.3.4. Must be citizen for 7 years

1.3.5. Must live in state they represent

1.4. Constitutional Powers

1.4.1. Expressed/Ennumerated

1.4.1.1. Powers Listed in Constitution

1.4.2. Implied/Elastic

1.4.2.1. Powers Not Listed in Constitution

1.5. Establishment

1.5.1. Article I

2. Executive

2.1. PRESIDENT

2.1.1. Qualifications

2.1.1.1. Must be 35+ years old

2.1.1.2. Natural-born citizen

2.1.1.3. Must be a resident of the US for at least 14 years

2.1.2. POWERS

2.1.2.1. Enforce Laws

2.1.2.2. Veto Congressional Legislation

2.1.2.3. Nominate Supreme Court Judges

2.1.3. Presidential Roles

2.1.3.1. Chief of State

2.1.3.1.1. Refers to President as Head of Government

2.1.3.2. Chief Executive

2.1.3.2.1. President is imbued with Executive powers to be used when the country depends on it

2.1.3.3. Chief Administrator

2.1.3.3.1. President is in charge of the executive branch

2.1.3.4. Chief Diplomat

2.1.3.4.1. President is main author of American Foreign Policy

2.1.3.5. Commander in Chief

2.1.3.5.1. President Commands Armed Forces

2.1.3.6. Chief Legislator

2.1.3.6.1. President shapes public policy

2.1.3.7. Party Chief

2.1.3.7.1. President heads their political party

2.1.3.8. Chief Citizen

2.1.3.8.1. President represents the citizens of the United States

2.2. Cabinets

2.2.1. State

2.2.2. Treasury

2.2.3. Defense

2.2.4. Attorney General

2.2.5. Interior

2.2.6. Agriculture

2.2.7. Commerce

2.2.8. Labor

2.2.9. Health and Hyman Services

2.2.10. Housing and Urban Development

2.2.11. Transportation

2.2.12. Energy

2.2.13. Education

2.2.14. Veterans’ Affairs

2.2.15. Homeland Security

2.3. Establishment

2.3.1. Article II

3. Judiciary

3.1. QUALIFICATIONS

3.1.1. Nominees approved by senate

3.1.2. Nominated by President

3.2. POWERS

3.2.1. Life Term

3.2.2. Judícial Review

3.2.2.1. Determine constitutionality of actions made by other branches

3.3. Precedent

3.3.1. 9 Supreme Court Judges

3.3.2. One Chief/Head Justice who is the head of the judicial branch

3.4. Establishment

3.4.1. Article III