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Legislative System
Legislative system <ul><li>It is the branch responsible for making the laws </li></ul><ul><li>USA has a legislative system...
 
House Of Representatives <ul><li>Consists of 435 congressmen (representatives) </li></ul><ul><li>Each state is represented...
Representatives <ul><li>Two-year term, no maximum number of terms </li></ul><ul><li>Each representative is elected from a ...
 
Unique Powers Of The House <ul><li>Charging with impeachment </li></ul><ul><li>Originating raising revenues bills </li></u...
 
The Senate <ul><li>Consists of 100 senators </li></ul><ul><li>Every state is represented by 2 senators regardless of its p...
The Senator <ul><li>Six-year term, no maximum number of terms. </li></ul><ul><li>S/he must be at least 30 years old, 9-yea...
Unique Powers Of The Senate <ul><li>Conducting the impeachment </li></ul><ul><li>Confirming appointments (judicial, high-r...
The powers of the legislative Branch: <ul><li>•  To borrow money for the public treasury; </li></ul><ul><li>•  To make rul...
Oversight of the Executive Branch <ul><li>The congress may conduct hearings to investigate the operation and the actions o...
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Legislative branch presentation

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Legislative branch presentation

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

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