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U.S. Constitution

TermDefinition
Name three branches of the federal government Executive, Legislative, Judicial
Primary Duty of Executive Enforce the laws
Primary Duty of Legislative Make the laws
Primary duty of Judicial Interpret the laws--is it constitutional?
Age requirement for executive and terms 35--two four year terms
Age requirement of House of Representatives 25--two year terms
Age requirement of Senate and terms 30--six years
How is membership decided for the Senate? Two members from each state
How is membership decided for the House of Representatives? It is based on population
Maximum years that the Chief Executive can serve Ten Years
Who is the Commander in Chief? What is he chief of? The President is Commander in Chief of the Army, Navy, and Militia of the several states.
Where are impeachment charges filed? House of Representatives
Where are impeachment trials held? Who is the presiding judge? They are held in the Senate. The Chief Justice presides over the trial.
What determines each state's number of electoral votes? It is equal to the combined number of senators and representatives.
How can the executive branch hold the legislative branch in check? Can veto legislation, call special sessions, recommend legislation and appeal to the people
How can the executive branch hold the judicial branch in check? Appoints Supreme Court Justices and other federal judges.
How can the legislative branch hold the executive branch in check? May override veto with two thirds vote, may impeach the President, Senate approves treaties and presidential appointments.
How can legislative branch hold the judicial branch in check? Remove judges through impeachment, approves or rejects appointment of judges
How can the judicial branch hold the executive branch in check? Courts may declare executive actions unconstitutional
How can the judicial branch hold the legislative branch in check? May declare laws unconstitutional
Supreme court has what two types of jurisdiction? Original and Appellate
What is the nation's capital Washington D.C.
Created by: harmonam71