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The Three Branches of the United States Government. Legislative Branch – Congress. MAKES LAWS. Legislative – Congress. House of Representatives Reps serve 2 yrs A Rep must be 25 yrs old & a citizen for 7 yrs Can suggest tax laws Can start impeachment by accusing the president.

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legislative congress
Legislative – Congress
  • House of Representatives
    • Reps serve 2 yrs
    • A Rep must be 25 yrs old & a citizen for 7 yrs
    • Can suggest tax laws
    • Can start impeachment by accusing the president
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Legislative – Congress
  • Senate
    • Senators serve a 6 yr term
    • A Senator must be 30 yrs old and a citizen for 9 yrs
    • Can approve presidential appointments
    • Approves treaties with foreign countries
    • Can put the president on trial to make a final decision on impeachment
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Legislative – Congress
  • Both the House and Senate together

10. Can propose a law and send it to the president with an over 50% vote

11. Can declare war

12. Can override the president’s veto with a 2/3 vote and pass the vetoed bill

13. Can propose amendments (changes) to Constitution with a 2/3 vote

executive the president vice president and cabinet
Executive – the President, Vice President and Cabinet
  • The President serves a four year term.
  • The President must be at least 35 yrs old, a 14-yr resident and native born
  • Has the power to approve or veto laws
  • Makes international treaties
  • Nominates judges to the Supreme Ct
  • Appoints cabinet members / advisors
  • Is Commander-in-Chief of the military
  • 20.5. Supervises federal staff and budget to make laws happen
judicial supreme 9 justices and federal courts
Judicial – Supreme (9 justices) and Federal Courts
  • Justices of the Supreme Ct serve for life
  • Can declare laws unconstitutional (void) through a court case
  • Can settle disputes involving the U.S.
  • Can settle disputes between states
  • Chief Justice rules over an impeachment trial of the President