3 Branches of U.S. Government

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Politicians and Presidents
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3 Branches of U.S. Government

3 BRANCHES OF U.S GOVERNMENT

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

JUDICIAL BRANCH

CONGRESS

SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PRESIDENT

The House of Representatives is part of the Legislative branch. Each state elects a number of representatives from their state, depending on the population of the state. In Texas we have 36 members in the House of Representatives. The number of voting representatives in the House can have no more than 435 members, and they are selected by proportionally representing the population of the 50 states. All of these members serve a 2 year term.

The Senate is another part of Congress that helps in the law making process. The senate has two senators from every state no matter the population or size of the state. The Senators serve for 6 years and only the Senate can approve or reject treaties and presidential nominations for government offices.

VICE PRESIDENT

SUPREME COURT

The Judicial Branch of the Government is made up of judges and courts. The judges are appointed by the president and then confirmed by the Senate. There are currently 9 Justices. Their job is to interpret the laws of Congress and take on cases where the Constitution is involved.

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

The Executive Branch consists of the President and Vice President. The President is the manager of federal government. He preserves, protects, and defends the Constitution. The Vice President serves as the presiding officer of the Senate. The President and Vice President serve for a term of 4 years and can be re-elected to a second term.


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