The Branches of the Government
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Senate: Members serve six year terms.
Legislative Branch: has the power to make laws
House of Representatives: members serve two year terms.
President: I can accept or veto laws
Branches of Government
Congress: I have the ability to override the president's veto. I can also decide how to spend money from taxes, declare war, raise an army or navy, pay government debts, and grant citizenship.
The president is part of the Executive Branch. A president is the chief commander in the nation's military forces. However, a president must be 35 years old and a natural-born citizen of America.
Executive Branch: carries out the laws
The Executive Branch also has departments to carry out its duties.
Senate: We have put you in trial to see if you are guilty or not.
The House of Representatives: The Constitution gives us the right to impeach you due to you committing crimes listed in the Constitution.
There are two main sets of inferior federal courts which are the district courts and the appellate courts.
Judicial Branch: protects the Constitution
Cases involving federal laws are first heard at district courts.
The Supreme Court's decisions are final. The Supreme Court gets thousands of reviews to review each year but only a hundred of them get reviewed.
Courts that review cases are called appellate courts. These decisions can then be appealed to the Supreme Court.
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