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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Judicial Executive Legislative Enforce lawsApproves or vetoes congress lawsDirects militaryMakes foreign policy Writes federal budget Vice president of the united statesPresident of the united statesExecutive office of the presidentThe cabinet is made out of 15 executive departmentsAppointed by the president and senateThe members of the cabinet areoften the presidents closest confidants Craft billsCan overturn vetoes congress billCan impeach PresPower of the purse (must approve president budget)Approves and rejects appointmentsDeclares War Senators job is to represent the people living in his or her state. Part of there job is to write and vote laws(bills)The House of Representatives has 435 voting Members. Members have to serve a two year term while Resident Commissioners serve for four years. The number of Representatives from each state is based on the states population. Each state has at least one Representative interprets lawsDecides is laws are constitutionalDecided court casesSettles cases between 2 or more satesPunishes violators of the law The supreme court has 9 justicesthe supreme court is the highest in the land.All justices are nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate Senators and representatives must live in the states which they are elected. Representatives must be at least 25 years old, and senators must be at least 30. A representative must have been a citizen of the United States for at least 7 years, but a senator must have been a citizen for at least 9 years. Checks and BalancesThis system was built so that no one branch of our government could become too powerful.the president may veto a law passed by Congress. Congress can override that veto with a vote of two-thirds of both houses. Another example is that the Supreme Court may check Congress by declaring a law unconstitutional. Requirements: There are no specific requirement for judgeship in the Constitution Requirements: President (or Vice-President) must over 35, a natural born citizen and a 14 year resident of the United States.
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