The Three Branches of Government. Old TCI 2.3 Questions and Answers. Legislative Branch. Congress Makes the Laws. What is the length of a term of office for members of the U.S. House of Representatives? - two-year term for the House of Reps.
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Old TCI 2.3
Questions and Answers
Makes the Laws
- two-year term for the House of Reps.
2. How old must one be to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?
- House of Representatives proposes tax laws
- House of Representatives can impeach
5. What is the length of a term of office for members of the United States Senate?
- Senators have a 6 year term
- 30 years old to be senator
Also must be:
- 9 years a U.S. citizen
7. Who must approve people – like ambassadors, judges, and cabinet members - that the president appoints to government positions?
- the Senate approves high officials
- the Senate approves treaties
9. Who has the sole power to try (bring to trial) all impeachments?
- the Senate tries impeachments
10. Who has legislative (law-making) powers? impeachments?
- Congress makes laws
(the Legislative Branch)
11. Who has the power to declare war? impeachments?
- Congress can declare war
12. What can the legislative branch do if the president vetoes a bill?
- Can override the veto with ⅔ vote of both houses
13. Who has the power to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States?
- Congress can propose amendments with ⅔ vote of both houses
President, Vice President, Cabinet
14. What is the length of a term of office for the president of the United States?
- 4 year term
- can be elected twice
- maximum 10 years
15. How old must one be to be elected president of the United States?
- at least 35 years old
- a natural born citizen
- 14 years a U.S. resident
16. Who has the power to approve or veto laws? United States?
- President can veto or approves laws
- Executive branch makes treaties
- President nominates Supreme Court judges
19. Who has the power to nominate ambassadors, public ministers, or other officers of the United States – such as members of the Cabinet?
- President nominates high officials and cabinet members
20. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. military forces? ministers, or other officers of the United States – such as members of the Cabinet?
- the President is Commander-in-Chief
Supreme Court and Federal Courts
21. What is the length of a term of office for the Justices of the United States Supreme Court?
- Supreme Court justices have a life term
22. Who has the power to review all laws and treaties of the United States?
- Judicial Branch review laws & treaties
- can declare laws unconstitutional
23. Who has the power to settle disputes involving the United States?
- Judicial branch settles problems involving the United States
- Judicial branch settles problems between states
25. Who presides over any impeachment trial of the president of the United States?
- the Chief Justice presides over impeachment trials