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Branches of the United States Government
Legislative -- Congress
Makes Laws

House of Representatives (435 Members)

  • Serves a 2-year term
  • Must be 25 years old
  • Must be a citizen for 7 years
  • Can propose tax laws
  • Can impeach the President
Senate (100) Members
  • Serves a 6-year term
  • Must be 30 years old
  • Must be a citizen for 9 years
  • Can approve Presidential appointments
  • Approves treaties with foreign governments
Executive Branch -- President, Vice President, Cabinet
Enforces Laws
  • Must be 35 years old
  • Must be a U.S. citizen by birth
  • Must be a U.S. resident for 14 years
  • Has power to approve/veto laws
  • Makes treaties with foreign governments
Judicial -- Supreme and Federal Court
Interprets Laws
  • Serves for life
  • Can declare laws unconstitutional
  • Can settle disputes involving the United States
  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the impeachment of the President

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