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“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln Executive Branch Checks on the Legislative Branch Can propose laws Can call special sessions of Congress Can Veto Laws Makes appointments Negotiates foreign treaties

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“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln


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Executive Branch shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Checks on the Legislative Branch

Can propose laws Can call special sessions of Congress

Can Veto Laws Makes appointments

Negotiates foreign treaties

Checks on the Judicial Branch

Appoints federal judges

Can grant pardons to federal offenders


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  • The White House shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

  • President of the United States: George W. Bush

  • Vice President of the United States: Dick Cheney


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The President’s Cabinet shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln15 Executive DepartmentsAdvisers to The President of the United States

Department of DefenseSecretary Robert M. Gates

Department of JusticeAttorney General Michael Mukasey

Department of StateSecretary Condoleezza Rice

Department of EducationSecretary Margaret Spellings


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Kansas Executive Branch shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest Governor's Mansion

Kathleen Sebelius

Kansas Governor's Seal

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:Mark Parkinson (D)


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Judicial Branch shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Check on the Executive Branch

Can declare executive actions unconstitutional

Check on the Legislative Branch

Can declare acts of Congress unconstitutional


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United States Supreme Court shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln 9 Members

John G. Roberts

Anthony M. Kennedy

John Paul Stevens

David H. Souter

Antonin Scalia

Clarence Thomas

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Stephen G. Breyer

Samuel A. Alito

Supreme Court Building(left)

Supreme Court Chambers(right)


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shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham LincolnEQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW”

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • Clarence Thomas

    • Chief Justice John G. Roberts


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Legislative Branch shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Checks on the Executive Branch

Can override President’s veto Confirms executive appointments

Ratifies treaties Can declare war

Appropriates money Can impeach and remove President

Checks on the Judicial Branch

Creates lower federal courts Can impeach and remove judges

Can propose amendments to overrule judicial decisions

Approves appointments of federal judges


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USA POPULATION = 300,000,000 shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

EACH U.S. HOUSE MEMBER REPRESENTS ABOUT 670,000

U.S. CITIZENS


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Senate Leadership shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Senate president pro tempore

Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Democrat

Majority leaderHarry Reid of Nevada, Democrat

Majority whipDick Durbin of Illinois, Democrat

Minority leaderMitch McConnell of Kentucky, Republican

Minority whipTrent Lott of Mississippi, Republican


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United States Senate shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln100 Members

  • Sam Brownback

    • Senate Chambers

    • Pat Roberts


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U.S. House Leadership shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln233 Democrats and 202 Republicans110th Congress

James Clyburn

Majority Whip

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House

Steny Hoyer

House Majority Leader

Roy Blount

Minority Whip

Minority leaderJohn Boehner of Ohio, Republican


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United States Representatives from Kansas shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham LincolnNancy Boyda (2nd District)Todd Tiahrt (4th District)Jerry Moran (Big 1st District)Dennis Moore (3rd District)

  • 435 Members


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Ad Astra Per Aspera shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham LincolnUnited States Congressional Districts (4 in Kansas)


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Kansas Senate shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln40 Members

  • Tim Huelskamp (38th District) Stephen Morris (Senate President)

  • John Vratil (Majority Leader) Anthony Henley (Minority Leader)


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Kansas House Members shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln125 MembersMelvin Neufeld (Speaker of the House)Ray Merrick (House Majority Leader)Dennis McKinney (House Minority Leader)Gary Hayslett (District 122)

  • Kansas House of Representatives

  • 125 Members


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Kansas Supreme Court shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Seated left to right: Justice Donald L. Allegrucci, Chief Justice Kay McFarland, Justice Robert E. Davis.Standing left to right: Justice Carol A. Beier, Justice Lawton R. Nuss, Justice Marla J. Luckert, Justice Eric S. Rosen.


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Links shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Kansas Congress United States Congress

Kansas House of Reps. Kansas Senate Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Congressional Districts

Kansas Capitol

Haskell County Web Site

Kansas Senators/Representatives

Boyda, Nancy Brownback, Sam Hayzlett, Gary

Huelskamp, Gary Moore, Dennis Moran, Jerry

Roberts, Pat Tiahrt, Todd

White House Cabinet


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