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  • 1. Legislative System
  • 2. Legislative system
    • It is the branch responsible for making the laws
    • USA has a legislative system named as “the congress”
    • It is a Bi-cameral system, which means it consists of 2 branches, the house of representatives and the senate.
  • 3.  
  • 4. House Of Representatives
    • Consists of 435 congressmen (representatives)
    • Each state is represented according to its population, with at least one representative guaranteed.
    • The representatives’ distribution is renewed after a national census
    • Current distribution is 1:600000
  • 5. Representatives
    • Two-year term, no maximum number of terms
    • Each representative is elected from a congressional district, all are elected in the same time
    • He/She must be at least 25 years old, 7-year citizen ,and a resident of the state he is elected in.
    • Rep.s elect a speakerman of the house from the majority.
    • Vacancies are filled by a special or general elections.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Unique Powers Of The House
    • Charging with impeachment
    • Originating raising revenues bills
    • President selection in case of no majority
  • 8.  
  • 9. The Senate
    • Consists of 100 senators
    • Every state is represented by 2 senators regardless of its population
    • The senate’s election is divided into 3 classes, a class each 2 years.
  • 10. The Senator
    • Six-year term, no maximum number of terms.
    • S/he must be at least 30 years old, 9-year citizen, and a resident in the state representing.
    • The vice-president is the senate’s president.
    • A vacancy is filled by an appointment from the governor of the state.
  • 11. Unique Powers Of The Senate
    • Conducting the impeachment
    • Confirming appointments (judicial, high-ranking executives)
    • Approving treaties
  • 12. The powers of the legislative Branch:
    • • To borrow money for the public treasury;
    • • To make rules and regulations governing commerce among the states and with foreign countries;
    • • To coin money, state its value, and provide for the punishment of counterfeiters;
    • • To set up a system of federal courts; •
    • To declare war;
    • • To raise and support armies;
  • 13. Oversight of the Executive Branch
    • The congress may conduct hearings to investigate the operation and the actions of the Executive Branch.
    • Congress has the power to publicize investigations and their results.