United States Government

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United States Government by Mind Map: United States Government

1. Legislative Branch (Article 1)

1.1. House of Representatives

1.1.1. 435 members

1.1.1.1. 25 years old, 7 years of citizenship, lives in represented state.

1.1.1.1.1. 2 year terms.

1.2. Senate

1.2.1. 100 members

1.2.1.1. 30 years old, 9 years of citizenship, Lives in represented state.

1.2.1.1.1. 6 year terms.

1.3. Implied powers

1.3.1. Powers that are not specifically stated in the Constitution.

1.4. Elastic cause

1.4.1. States that congress has the ability to pass any law that is necessary.

1.5. Expressed powers

1.5.1. Powers that are specifically stated in the constitution.

1.6. Enumerated Powers

1.6.1. Congress can only use the abilities that the constitution gives it.

1.7. Powers

1.7.1. Initiate Revenue Bills

1.7.2. Impeach a Federal Official

1.7.3. Declare War

1.7.4. Regulate Foreign Commerce

2. Executive Branch (Article 2)

2.1. President

2.1.1. 35 years old, 14 years of residency, natural born citizen.

2.1.1.1. 4 year terms, maximum of 10 years

2.2. Vice President

2.2.1. 35 years old, 14 years of residency, natural born citizen.

2.3. Powers

2.3.1. Can Veto a law

2.3.2. Appoint Federal Justices

2.3.3. Grant Pardons

2.3.4. Negotiate Foreign Treaties

2.4. Executive Departments (15)

2.4.1. State

2.4.2. Treasury

2.4.3. Defense

2.4.4. Justice

2.4.5. Interior

2.4.6. Agriculture

2.4.7. Commerce

2.4.8. Labor

2.4.9. Health and Human Services

2.4.10. Housing and Urban Development

2.4.11. Transportation

2.4.12. Energy

2.4.13. Education

2.4.14. Veterans affairs

2.4.15. Homeland Security

3. Judicial Branch ( Article 3)

3.1. Members

3.1.1. There is no real specifics to become a member, but all members must abide by the constitution.

3.1.2. Members are selected by the President and approved by Congress.

3.2. Justices

3.2.1. 9 Supreme Court Justices

3.2.2. Can hold office for the entirety of their life on good behavior.

3.3. Head Justices

3.3.1. John Roberts holds the title of head Justice currently.

3.3.2. Can hold the office for the entirety of their life on good behavior.

3.4. Powers of Supreme Court

3.4.1. Judicial Review- A questioning of the U.S. Constitution.

3.4.2. Judicial Activism- The power to work as an entirety with the judge on a trial.