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E.M. - Parts of Gov.

Parts of U.S. Government

TermDefinition
Judicial Branch members of the Judicial Branch are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate
Legislative Branch consists of the House of Reps and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress; has sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers
Executive Branch President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces; responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and appoints the heads of the federal agencies. Vice President is included
President an elected official serving as both chief of state and chief political executive in a republic having a presidential government
Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the land and the only part of the federal judiciary specifically required by the Constitution
Senate an assembly or council usually possessing high deliberative and legislative functions:the second chamber in the bicameral legislature of a major political unit (2 reps. from each state)
House of Representatives the lower house of a legislative body (as the United States Congress) ; number of reps. depends on population of state
Created by: emccart6