Three Branches of the Federal Government

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Three Branches of the Federal Government by Mind Map: Three Branches of the Federal Government

1. The Legislative Branch

1.1. Congress

1.1.1. The Senate

1.1.1.1. Acts as a court during impeachments

1.1.1.2. Ratifies treaties and confirms presidential appointments

1.1.1.3. 2 senators per state

1.1.1.4. Bills must be approved by this house before it can go to the President

1.1.2. The House of Representatives

1.1.2.1. All bills that raise money must start here

1.1.2.2. Number per state depends on population

1.1.2.3. Bills must be approved by this house before it can go to the President

1.1.2.4. 435 voting members, 5 nonvoting members

1.1.2.5. Can impeach the president, or any federal officer

1.2. Responsibilities

1.2.1. Makes laws

1.2.2. Collect taxes

1.3. Requirements

1.3.1. Senator

1.3.1.1. Must be at least 30 years old

1.3.1.2. Serve 6 - year terms

1.3.2. Congress

1.3.2.1. Must be at least 25 years old

1.3.2.2. Serve 2 - year terms

2. The Executive Branch

2.1. President

2.1.1. Includes the Vice President, and various executive offices, departments,and agencies

2.2. Responsibilities

2.2.1. Commander in Chief of the Armed forces

2.2.2. Carries out laws

2.2.3. Negotiate treaties with other countries

2.3. Requirements

2.3.1. Born a U.S citizen

2.3.2. At least 35 years old

2.3.3. Serves 2 - 4 year terms

2.3.4. Must have lived in the U.S for 14 years

3. Judicial Branch

3.1. Supreme Court

3.1.1. One chief justice

3.1.2. Highest court

3.1.3. Power to examine laws and actions of local

3.1.4. 13 courts of appeals

3.2. Responsibilities

3.2.1. Interprets laws

3.2.2. Makes sure laws are followed correctly

3.3. Requirements

3.3.1. The senate must approve the presidents choice of new members of the supreme court

3.3.2. cases must already have been through the entire system of courts