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1. Legislative branch

1.1. The senate

1.1.1. At least 30 years old.

1.1.2. US citizen for 9 years

1.1.3. Resident in the state you represent

1.1.4. 100 members

1.1.5. 6 year terms

1.2. The House of Representatives

1.2.1. At least 25 years of age

1.2.2. US citizen for 7 years

1.2.3. Be an inhabitant of that state you represent

1.2.4. 435 members

1.2.5. 2 year terms

1.3. Implied powers are those powers that are reasonably inferred by enumerated powers.

1.4. Makes all laws, declares war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies.

2. Judicial branch

2.1. Members of Supreme Court qualifications

2.1.1. At least 30 years of age

2.1.2. US citizen for at least 15 years

2.1.3. Be a qualified voter for 9 years in previous elections.

2.2. Members of Supreme Court selected and approved

2.2.1. President has to select you

2.2.2. Confirmed by the senate

2.2.3. Members can stay in office until they resign, or voted out by congress

2.3. Number of justices

2.3.1. There are 9 justices

2.4. Title for Chief Justice

2.4.1. Chief Justice of the juniors states

2.5. Powers of the Supreme Court.

2.5.1. Decides cases with the interpretation of the US constitution.

2.5.2. It can overturn laws passed by congress.

3. Executive branch

3.1. The President

3.1.1. be a natural-born U.S. citizen of the United States.

3.1.2. 35 years of age

3.1.3. Be a resident of the US for 14 years

3.1.4. 4 year term and if re-elected can serve 2 4 year terms which makes the limit 8 years

3.1.5. Roles of President

3.1.5.1. chief of state

3.1.5.2. chief executive

3.1.5.3. chief administrator

3.1.5.4. chief diplomat

3.1.5.5. commander in chief

3.1.5.6. chief legislator

3.1.5.7. party chief

3.1.5.8. Chief citizen

3.2. Vice President

3.2.1. Natural born citizen of the US

3.2.2. 35 years of age

3.2.3. Be a resident of the US for 14 years

3.2.4. Two 4 year terms and limit is 8

3.3. Being able to veto, or reject, a proposal for a law.

3.4. Appoint federal posts, such as members of government agencies

3.5. Negotiate foreign treaties with other countries

3.6. Appoint federal judges

3.7. Grant pardons, or forgivenesses, for a crime.

3.8. Executive departments

3.8.1. Department of State Department of Agriculture Department of the Treasury Department Of Commerce Department of Energy Department of Justice Department of Defense Department of Homeland Security Department of the Interior Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Education Department of Transportation United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Health and Human Services Department of Labor United States Department of Commerce and Labor Attorney general United States Department of Health and Human Services United States Secretary of Labor United States Secretary of Agriculture