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Article 1
Legislative Branch
Legislative branch's job
Make the laws
Upper house
Senate
30 years old
Senate
Citizen for 9 years
Senate
6 year term
Senate
100 members
Senate
Lower house
House of Representatives
25 years old
House of Representatives
Citizen for 7 years
House of Representatives
2 year term
House of Representatives
Executive Branch's job
Enforce the laws
Vice President, President of the House (Speaker of the House), Cabinet members in order of the age of the cabinet office
line of succession for presidency
35 years old
President
natural born citizen
President
4 year term
President
2 terms
President
Judicial Branch's Job
interpret the laws
no requirements for citizenship
Supreme Court Justices
term is for the entire life under good behavior
Supreme Court Justices
Appointed by President and approved by Senate
Supreme Court Justices
conduct elections
State
establish state militia
State
regulate intrastate commerce
State
license professionals
State
regulate sale of alcoholic beverages
State
regulate marriage and divorce
State
regulate gambling
State
make traffic regulations
State
borrow money
concurrent
charter banks
concurrent
establish courts inferior to the Supreme Court
concurrent
levy and collect taxes
concurrent
make and enforce laws
concurrent
provide for the general welfare
concurrent
provide for public health, safety, and morals
concurrent
ratify amendments to the Constitution
concurrent
fund and regulate education
concurrent
admit neew states
National
coin money
National
conduct foreign relations
National
ooh, tricky one...
declare war
National
establish post offices
National
raise and support military
National
regulate interstate commerce
National
make treaties
National
collect import taxes
National
punish counterfeiters
National
fix standard weights
National
Naturalize citizens
National
grant copyrights
National
override veto with 2/3 vote
Legislative check on Executive
impeach president
Legislative check on Executive
Senate approves treaties
Legislative check on Executive
Senate approves Presidential appointments
Legislative check on Executive
appropriates funds
Legislative check on Executive
veto legislation
Executive check on Legislative
call special sessions
Executive check on Legislative
recommend legislation
Executive check on Legislative
appeal to the people
Executive check on Legislative
Create lower courts
Legislative check on Judicial
may impeach judges
Legislative check on Judicial
Senate approves or rejects judge appointments
Legislative check on Judicial
declare legislative acts unconstitutional
Judicial check on Legislative
President appoints Supreme Court and federal judges
Executive check on Judicial
Appointed for life
Judicial check on Executive
may declare presidential acts unconstitutional
Judicial check on Executive
435 members
House of Representatives
Article II
Executive Branch
15 memebers
President's Cabinet
Article III
Jucicial Branch
9 members
Supreme Court