Flashcards in System Of Government Deck (35):
What stops one branch of the govt from becoming too powerful
Checks and balances, separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes Federal laws?
Congress, Senate and House of Representatives, (US or national) legislature
What are the two parts of the US Congress?
The Senate and the 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 US Senators now?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
We elect a U S Representative for how many years?
Name your US Representative?
Who does a US Senator represent?
All people of the state
Why do some states have more representatives then other states?
Because they have a larger population.
We elect a President for how many years?
In what month do we vote for President?
What is the name of the President of the US now
What is the name of the Vice President now?
If the President can no longer serve who becomes President?
The Vice President
If both the president and the vice-president can no longer serve then who becomes president?
The speaker of the house
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
Who signs 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, commerce, defense, education, energy, Health and Human Services, homeland security, housing and urban development, interior, labor, state, transportation, treasury, veterans affairs, attorney general, Vice President
What does the judicial branch do?
Reviews laws, explains laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes 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 US now?
Under our constitution, some powers belong to e federal government? What is one power of the federal govt?
To print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties.
Under our constitution some powers belong to the states. Name one power of the states?
Provide schooling and education, provide protection (police), provide safety (fire depts), give a driver's license, approve zoning and land use
Who is e Govenor of Ohio?
What is the capital of Ohio?
What are the two major political parties in the US?
Democratic and Republican
What is the political party of the president now?
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
Paul D Ryan