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Mexico and the United States. Comparing the Three Branches Joe Johnson Tommy Thompson Sally Sanders. The Legislative Branch by Joe Johnson. Similarities - Structure. Bicameral Legislatures – Senate and Chamber of Deputies Two Senators represent each state

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Mexico and the United States

Comparing the Three Branches

Joe Johnson

Tommy Thompson

Sally Sanders

The Legislative BranchbyJoe Johnson

Similarities - Structure

  • Bicameral Legislatures – Senate and Chamber of Deputies

  • Two Senators represent each state

  • Equal representation + proportional representation

Similarities - Powers

  • Pass laws, impose taxes, declare war

  • Approve treaties and confirm presidential appointments (Senate)

  • Committees study and recommend bills

Other Similarities

  • Chamber of Deputies = House of Representatives – initiates all budget matters

  • Has the power to impeach and remove the President

Differences – Terms of Office


Senate = 6 year terms/House = 2 year term

No term limits

Senate = 6 years/Chamber of Deputies = 3 years

May not serve consecutive terms

United States

Differences - Representation


Senate = equal representation

House = proportional representation

Both Houses have a mix of equal and proportional representation

United States

Differences – Legislation


Most legislation introduced by Congress

Up to 90% of legislation proposed by the President

United States

The Executive BranchbyTommy Thompson

Similarities – Duties

  • Serves as both Chief of State and Head of Government

  • Appoints cabinet members and federal judges

Similarities - Powers

  • Meets with leaders of other nations

  • Makes treaties and handles foreign policy

Similarities – Qualifications

  • Must be a native born citizen

  • Must be at least 35 years old

Differences – Terms of Office


Serves a 4 year term of office

May be elected to two terms

Serves one 6 year term

May not be re-elected

United States

Differences – Election and Succession


Elected by the Electoral Vote (must have majority)

Succeeded by a Vice-President

Elected by a Popular Vote (no majority is necessary)

No Vice-President (Congress chooses and interim President)

United States

Differences – Powers and Party


Less influence over Congress and state governors

Two-party system = Democrats & Republicans

A great deal of influence over Congress and state governors

One dominant political party = PRI

United States

The Judicial BranchbySally Sanders

Similarities – Structure

  • One Supreme Court

  • Several different levels of courts

Similarities – Nomination and Term of Office

  • Justices nominated by the President and approved by the Senate

  • Serve for life

Similarities – Judicial System

  • Different levels include district courts and circuit courts

  • Justices can be impeached

Differences – Number of Justices


Nine justices make up the Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Justice includes 21 ministers or judges

United States

Differences – Requirements


No specific requirements to be a Supreme Court Justice

Must be citizens by birth, thirty-five to sixty-fiver years old, and hold a law degree

United States

Differences – Judicial System


Supreme Court

Courts of Appeals

District Courts

Supreme Court of Justice

Collegiate Circuit Courts

Unitary Circuit Courts

District Courts

United States


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