Flashcards in System Of Government Deck (35)
Name one branch of part of the government.
- the courts
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
- Checks and balances
- Separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
- Senate and House of Representatives
- US or national legislature
What are the two parts of the US Congress?
The Senate and House of Representatives
How many US Senators are there?
We elect a US Senator for how many years?
Who is one of your state's U.S Senators now? (California)
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a U.S Representative for how long?
Name your U.S Representative.
Who does a U.S Senator represent?
All people of the state
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
- Because of the state's population
We elect a President for how many years?
In what month do we vote for President?
What is the name of the President now?
What is the name of the Vice President now?
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
If both the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
The Speaker of the House
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
Who signs the bills to become laws?
Who vetoes bills?
What does the President's Cabinet do?
Advises the President
What are two Cabinet-level positions?
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of Commerce
What does the judicial branch do?
- Reviews laws
- Explains laws
- Resolves disputes
- Decides if a law is against the Constitution
What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
- To print money
- To declare war