U.S. Government

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U.S. Government by Mind Map: U.S. Government

1. Legislative Branch

1.1. House of senate

1.2. House:

1.3. Must be at least 25

1.4. Citizen of the US for the past 7 years

1.5. Be a resident of the state you are representing

1.6. 435 Representatives

1.7. 2 year terms

1.8. Senate:

1.9. At least 30

1.10. US citizen for at least 9 years

1.11. Be a resident of the state you are senator for

1.12. 100 senators

1.13. 6 year terms

1.14. POWER OF THE LEGISLATIVE:

1.15. Can override presidential veto

1.16. Confirms executive appointments

1.17. Ratifies treaties

1.18. Can declare war

1.19. Appropriate money

1.20. Can impeach and remove the president

1.21. Creates lower federal courts

1.22. Can impeach and remove judges

1.23. Can propose amendments to overrule judicial decisions

1.24. Approves appointments of federal judges

1.25. Gives congress the ability to stretch its powers to meet the needs that the founders did not anticipate

1.26. Article I establishes the Legislative

2. Executive Branch

2.1. Article II establishes the Executive

2.2. Qualifications for President and Vice President:

2.3. Natural born citizen

2.4. Resident for 14 years

2.5. At least 35 years old

2.6. Two terms of 4 years is the max

2.7. POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE:

2.8. Can propose laws

2.9. Can veto laws

2.10. Can call special sessions of congress

2.11. Asks appointments to federal positions

2.12. Negotiations foreign treaties

2.13. Appoints federal judges

2.14. Can grant pardons to federal offenders

2.15. ROLES OF THE PRESIDENT:

2.16. Chief of state

2.17. Chief executive

2.18. Chief administrator

2.19. Chief diplomat

2.20. Commander in chief

2.21. Chief legislator

2.22. Party chief

2.23. Chief citizen

2.24. 15 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS:

2.25. Agriculture

2.26. Commerce

2.27. Defense

2.28. Education

2.29. Energy

2.30. Health and human services

2.31. Homeland Security

2.32. Housing and Urban development

2.33. Interior

2.34. Labor

2.35. State

2.36. Transportation

2.37. Treasury

2.38. Veteran Affairs

2.39. Justice

3. Judicial Branch

3.1. Article III establishes the judicial

3.1.1. There are no Qualifications to be a member of the Supreme Court

3.1.2. 9 Justices

3.1.3. The head justice is called Chief Justice

3.1.4. They can serve a lifetime or until they have bad behavior

3.1.5. Powers of Judicial:

3.1.6. Can declare Executive actions and orders unconstitutional

3.1.7. Can declare acts of congress unconstitutional