U.S. Goverment

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U.S. Goverment by Mind Map: U.S. Goverment

1. Senate

1.1. At least 30yrs of age

1.2. U.S citizenship for at least 9 yrs

1.3. Resident of the state you are running for.

1.4. 100 members

1.5. 6 year terms

2. Judicial Branch

2.1. Under Article III

2.2. There are no set qualifications

2.3. Selected by the president and approved by the senate

2.4. There are 9 justices

2.5. Head justice is called the Chief Justice

2.6. Justices can serve for life or until they retire

2.7. Has the power of judicial review

3. House of Representatives

3.1. At least 25 yrs of age

3.2. U.S citizen for at least 7 yrs

3.3. Live in the state you are representing

3.4. 435 members

3.5. 2 year terms

4. Legislative Branch

4.1. Under article I

4.2. 1. Taxing and spending powers 2. Power to Borrow 3. Power to coin money and regulate the value 4. Commerce Power 5. Foreign Policy Powers 6. Nationalization power and power admit new states and govern territories 7. Pass laws that govern federal property 8. Grant copyrights and patents 9. Establish post office and federal courts

4.3. Expressed powers are listed in the constitution and authorized by the constitution.

4.4. Implied powers are not listed in the constitution but are authorized by the constitution.

4.5. Enumerated powers are powers

4.6. Enumerated powers are powers given to congress that are stated in the constitution.

4.7. Elastic clause allows Congress the power to pass whatever laws are deemed “necessary and proper” to help Congress to carry out the enumerated powers.

5. Executive Branch

5.1. Under article II

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

5.3. President and Vice President can serve 2 terms with each term being 4 years for a total of 8 years. Although a president can serve up to 10 years.

5.4. -Powers Defined in the Constitution -Inherent Powers -Executive Privilege. -Checks and Balances on the President

5.5. -chief of state -chief executive -chief administrator -chief diplomat commander in chief -chief legislator -party chief -chief citizen

5.6. 1.Secretaries of Agriculture 2.Commerce 3.Defense 4.Education 5.Energy 6.Health and Human Services 7.Homeland Security 8.Housing and Urban Development 9.Interior 10.Labor 11.State 12.Transportation 13.Treasury 14.Veterans Affairs 15.Attorney General