Copy of Branches of Government

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1. Executive Branch

1.1. Article that Established the Executive Branch

1.1.1. Article |||

1.2. Powers of Executive

1.2.1. Checks on Judicial

1.2.1.1. Appoint federal judges

1.2.1.2. Grant pardons to federal offenders

1.2.2. Checks on Legislative

1.2.2.1. Can propose laws

1.2.2.2. Can veto bills

1.2.2.3. Can call special sessions of Congress

1.2.2.4. Can make appointments to federal position

1.2.2.5. Negotiate foreign treaties

1.2.3. White House

1.2.3.1. President

1.2.3.1.1. Term Length

1.2.3.1.2. Qualifications

1.2.3.2. Vice President

1.2.3.2.1. Term Length

1.2.3.2.2. Qualifications

1.2.4. Executive Departments

1.2.4.1. Number of Departments

1.2.4.1.1. 15

1.2.4.2. Departments

1.2.4.2.1. 1. Department of Interior

1.2.4.2.2. 2. Department of State

1.2.4.2.3. 3. Department of Treasury

1.2.4.2.4. 4. Department of Defense

1.2.4.2.5. 5. Department of Justice

1.2.4.2.6. 6. Department Agriculture

1.2.4.2.7. 7. Department of Commerce

1.2.4.2.8. 8. Department of Labor

1.2.4.2.9. 9. Department of Health and Human Services

1.2.4.2.10. 10. Department of Transportation

1.2.4.2.11. 11. Department of Energy

1.2.4.2.12. 12. Departments of Education

1.2.4.2.13. 13. Department of Veteran Affairs

1.2.4.2.14. 14. Department of Homeland Security

1.2.4.2.15. 15. Department of Housing and Urban Developments

2. Judicial Branch

2.1. Article that Established the Judicial Branch

2.1.1. Article III

2.2. Powers of Judicial

2.2.1. Checks on Executive

2.2.1.1. Can declare Executive Actions & Orders unconstitutional

2.2.2. Checks on Legislative

2.2.2.1. Can declare acts of Congress unconstitutional

2.3. Supreme Court

2.3.1. Main position:

2.3.1.1. Chief Justice

2.3.2. Number of Justices

2.3.2.1. Nine to Eight

2.3.3. Term Length

2.3.3.1. Till death or retirement

2.3.4. Qualifications:

2.3.4.1. At least 30 years old

2.3.4.2. Licensed to practice law

2.3.4.3. A United States citizen for at least 15 years

2.3.4.4. a qualified voter of the state for nine years preceding selection

2.3.4.5. Chosen by President

2.3.4.6. Approved by Senate

3. Legislative Branch

3.1. Article that established the Legislative Branch

3.1.1. Article I

3.2. Powers of Legislative

3.2.1. Implied/Elastic Clause

3.2.1.1. Freedom of Speech

3.2.1.2. Freedom of Religion

3.2.1.3. Freedom of Press

3.2.1.4. Right to bear arms

3.2.1.5. Right to a jury

3.2.2. Expressed/Enumerated Powers

3.2.2.1. 1.) Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States

3.2.2.2. 2.) To borrow Money on the credit of the United States

3.2.2.3. 3.) To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations

3.3. Congress

3.3.1. Senate

3.3.1.1. Current #: 100 senators

3.3.1.2. Term Length: six-year terms

3.3.1.3. Qualifications

3.3.1.3.1. Age: At least thirty years of age

3.3.1.3.2. U.S. citizenship : At least nine years

3.3.1.3.3. Residency: in the state a senator represents at time of election.

3.3.2. House of Representatives

3.3.2.1. Current #: 435 representatives

3.3.2.2. Term Length: two-year terms

3.3.2.3. Qualifications

3.3.2.3.1. Age: At least twenty-five years of age

3.3.2.3.2. U.S. citizenship: At least seven years

3.3.2.3.3. Residency: be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent