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The Life of the Legislative Branch. 5/16/12 4 th Grade Launch. By: Jake Anthony. Congress. Congress makes the laws Congress is made up of two houses , the House of Representatives and the Senate The laws are passed through both houses

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The life of the legislative branch

The Life of the Legislative Branch

5/16/12

4th Grade Launch

By: Jake Anthony


Congress
Congress

  • Congress makes the laws

  • Congress is made up of two houses , the House of Representatives and the Senate

  • The laws are passed through both houses

  • If both houses agree on the law it goes to the president

  • There are 535 members of Congress

  • Both the House and the Senate can make bills


The House of Representatives

  • The House of Representatives has 435 members

  • Only the house can make bills that have to do with government spending

  • Representatives of the house serve for 2 years

  • They can serve as many terms as long as they’re re-elected

  • The amount of representatives from each state is based off population


The senate
The Senate

  • The senate has 100 members

  • Only the Senate can approve or reject treaties with other countries

  • Only the senate can approve or reject nominations for government office

  • Members of the Senate serve for 6 year

  • They can serve as many terms as long as they are re-elected

  • Each state gets 2 senators each


The veto
The Veto

  • The president can veto a bill , this means that the president can send the bill back to congress

  • But Congress can vote for the law again

  • If 2/3 of congress vote for the law they can override the veto


Checks and balances
Checks and Balances

  • The Legislative Branch can check on the Executive and the Judicial

  • The Legislative can impeach the president , witch means they can take him out of office

  • They can also impeach a supreme court judge


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