Balance of powers

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  • 1. Branches of the Federal Government House of Representatives Two year terms Senate Six year terms Executive (President) Four year terms (2 max) Supreme Court Appointed for life
  • 2. Checks and Balances
  • 3. Executive / Legislative Balance 1. Congress passes A law 2. President _veto’s_____ __law____________ ______________ 3. Congress can_____ ____override veto w/ 2/3 vote _____________ _________________
  • 4. Executive / Legislative Balance
    • President appoints /
    • nominates Judges,
    • ambassadors
    • Cabinet members and
    • Military leaders
    2. Congress __approves____ ______them__________ ________________
  • 5. Executive / Legislative Balance
    • President negotiates
    • Treaties with other
    • nations
    2. Congress ______ ____approves them_____ _________________ _________________
  • 6. Executive / Legislative Balance
    • President commands
    • the military
    2. Only Congress ______ _can declare war______ _________________ _________________
  • 7. Executive / Legislative Balance
    • President is the
    • ____Commander___________
    • ___In___
    • ___Chief_________
    • of the military
    2. Congress authorizes ___Payment or budget for the military _________________ _________________
  • 8. Executive / Legislative Balance
    • President has
    • great powers of authority
    • within the government
    2. Congress may: Impeach The President
  • 9. Legislative / Judicial Balance
    • Congress passes laws
    • Supreme Court: Determines if those laws are constitutional
  • 10. Legislative / Judicial Balance
    • President makes an
    • Executive action (e.g.
    • Sends
    • the Army in to
    • ensure
    • desegregation
    • in Alabama schools)
    • Supreme Court_______ _Block action________
    • ______________________