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

1. Judicial

1.1. No age, education, job experience, or citizenship rules exist. according to the Constitution a Supreme Court justice does not need to even have a law degree.

1.1.1. The President nominates someone for a vacancy on the Court and the Senate votes to confirm the nominee which requires a simple majority.

1.1.1.1. 9 justices

1.1.1.1.1. Chief justice

2. Executive

2.1. to serve as vice president must: be a born as an US citizen be at least 35 years old; be a resident in the USfor at least 14 years. president candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States a resident for 14 years and 35 years of age or older.

2.2. the President is limited to two four-year terms but until the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution ratified in 1951, a President could serve an unlimited number of terms.

2.2.1. Being able to veto, or reject, a proposal for a law Appoint federal posts, such as members of government agencies Negotiate foreign treaties with other countries Appoint federal judges Grant pardons, or forgiveness, for a crime

2.2.1.1. 1) chief of state, (2) chief executive, (3) chief administrator, (4) chief diplomat, (5) commander in chief, (6) chief legislator, (7) party chief, and (8) chief citizen. Chief of state refers to the President as the head of the government.

2.2.1.1.1. 15 executive departments

3. Legislative

3.1. The House of representative & Senate

3.1.1. The House of Representatives 25 years of age and you must be a citizen in the United States. The senate must be 30 years of age United States citizenship at least nine years and residency in the state a senator represents at time of election.

3.1.2. 100 serve in the US senate 435

3.1.3. 100 serve in the US senate 435 serve in the US House of Representatives

3.1.3.1. makes all laws, declares war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies.

3.1.3.1.1. the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every even year. Senators serve six-year terms and elections to the Senate are staggered over even years

4. 10 Amendments

4.1. 1 Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

4.1.1. 2 Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia.

4.1.1.1. 3 No quartering of soldiers.

4.1.1.1.1. 4 Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.