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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Branches Of Government Branches Of Government Legislative Executive Judicial Legislative branch writes the lawsThis branch of government ismade up of the congresswhich consist ofthe house of representatives and also the senate.The main job of this branchis to create laws and rewrite laws.Event though that is the mainjob the legislative branch also has the power toimpose taxes andalso collect them as well.The congress has the power borrow money on the credit of the United States to declare war, and make rules concerning captures on land and waterYou must be 30 years and older to become a senator.You have to be 25 years and older to become a representative.You must be a citizen for at least 9 years to be a Senator.You mustbe a citizen for at least 7 years to be a Representative.You must live in the state if you want to be a Senator or a Representative. Executive branch enforces and carries out the laws.The president and the vice president make up the executive branch.The President can make treaties with other countries(although the Senate must approve them.) The job of this branch is to make laws official and to reinforce the laws.The president is the head of the armed forces.The vise president is there to break a tie.The president is the head of their political party.The vice president is responsible for being ready to assume power. He appoints or removes cabinetmembers and officials.The president is elected.You have to have been born in the country and over 35 years of age,you have to have been a resident for the last 4 years. Judicial branch interprets the lawsMade up of courts -- Supreme, Circuit, the magistrate.Circuit is a certain geographical areaMagistrate is an official who manages laws thatusually conveys a court that takes careminor issued problems.The state judges are elected by the citizens rather than being appointed.Judicial Branch are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.The judicial branch is in charge of settling disputes.The judicial branch is there to clarify rules and make sure eachside is acting fairly.The job for the supreme court is to interpret the constitution and decide who is correct. Checks and Balances This means that each branch has the power to keep each of them balanced in power.The other branches of government can check the judicial branches power through nominations this happens because the actually people in the judicial branch are nominated by the executive branch and approved by the legislative branch.This way everyone has the power to say who they want in the power.Under extreme circumstances the legislative branch may remove people from the Judicial branch. Congress may pass laws........but the President can veto them.The President can veto laws.......but Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 vote.The President and Congressmay agree on a law..........but the Supreme Court can declare a law unconstitutional.The President can appoint Judges and othergovernment officials.......but Senate must approve them.Supreme Court judges have life terms.......but they can be impeached .
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