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THE US GOVERNMENT with assistance from http://bensguide.gpo.gov/. TWO GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF US GOVERNMENT 1. Partition OF POWERS 2. Balanced governance. Partition OF POWERS. Balanced governance. http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm. Administrative BRANCH. CONGRESS HOUSE OF
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THE US GOVERNMENT with assistance from http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

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TWO GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF US GOVERNMENT 1. Division OF POWERS 2. Governing rules

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SEPARATION OF POWERS

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CHECKS and BALANCES http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm

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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH CONGRESS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SENATE Agencies: Library of congress, Congressional spending office and so on

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (435 individuals) A NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE ELECTED FOR 2 YEARS FROM EACH STATE DEPENDING ON POPULATION Must be 25 or more seasoned Citizen for a long time Resident of state HOUSE SPEAKER IS THE LEADER

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SENATE (100 individuals) TWO SENATORS ARE ELECTED FROM EACH STATE for a long time Must be 30 or more established Citizen for a long time Resident of state Vice president is the pioneer

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH PRESIDENT and his bureau VICE PRESIDENT 15 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General.

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THE PRESIDENT And VP are chosen by the general population (by means of the Electoral College) for a long time Must be no less than 35 years of age Must be a characteristic conceived national Must have lived in the US for a long time May just serve 2 terms (8 years)

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Order of Succession If something happens to the president, who is next? VP Speaker of the House President of the Senate Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense Attorney General Secretary of the Interior and so on

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JUDICIAL BRANCH SUPREME COURT 9 SUPREME COURT JUSTICES One of these is the Chief Justice Appointed by president Serve until retirement Only has around 100 cases a year from STATE and FEDERAL COURTS

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VOTING Every 4 years (00, 04, 08, 12, 16, 20 … ) BIPARTITE SYSTEM (TWO (major) PARTIES) REPUBLICAN (GOP) - e.g. George W. Shrub DEMOCRATIC - e.g. John Kerry Other little gatherings Socialist Green Etc. Free competitors

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The Electoral College Source: http://blog.4president.org/2008/2009/01/2008-constituent school map.html

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That\'s for now!! For some fun, attempt these: Presidents " card amusement Name that President Or make up for lost time with a few lessons (11, 6, 7, 8, 9) Or take your test once more… .

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