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|Basic laws of the country
|People elect leaders, who act of their behalf in government
|The head of the country is a President rather than a King
|Central government shares power with state governments
|Seperation of powers
|Each branch of government in America has different powers so that no one branch have too much power.
|This branch passes laws in the US
|This branch carries out the laws in the US
|This branch examines the laws in the US
|House of Representatives and the Senate
|Two houses of Congress on Capitol Hill, Washington
|To bring charges against members of the executive branch who may have committed a crime.
|Democratic and Republican Party
|Two main political parties in the US
|Highest Court in the US that review laws passed by the Congress
|The ceremony for swearing in the new President of America
|The civil service grew along with the influence of the President as they were required to implement his policies.
|Home of the US President
|US Presidential Candidate who failed to become the first female President in the 2016 election.