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THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT ARE:
LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL
THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT IS CALLED:
CONGRESS
CONGRESS IS DIVIDED INTO 2 PARTS. WHAT ARE THEY?
THE UPPER HOUSE (SENATE)
THE LOWER HOUSE (HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)
THE MAHOR DUTY OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH IS TO:
MAKE AND PASS LAWS
THE SENATE HAS HOW MANY MEMBERS AND WHAT ARE THEY BASED ON?
100 BY EQUAL REPRESENTATION FROM EACH STATE
A SENATOR'S TERM IS HOW LONG?
6 YEARS
QUALIFICATIONS FOR SENATOR ARE:
BE > 30 YEARS OLD
BE U.S. CITIZEN FOR AT LEAST 9 YEARS
BE LIVING IN THE STATE HE/SHE REPRESENTS
THE PRESIDNET OF THE SENATE IS ALSO:
THE VICE PRESIDENT OF HTE U.S.
(DICK CHENEY)
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE HAS HOW MANY MEMBERS AND WHAT ARE THEY BASED ON?
435 BASED ON THE POPULATION OF EACH STATE
A REPRESENTATIVE'S TERM IS HOW LONG?
2 YEARS
QUALIFICATIONS FOR REPRESENTATIVE ARE:
BE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OLD
BE A U.S. CITIZEN FOR AT LEAST 7 YEARS
BE LIVING IN THE STATE HE/SHE REPRESENTS
ALL BILLS TO RAISE REVENUE MUST START WHERE?
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS CALLED WHAT?
SPEAKER OF TEH HOUSE (DENNIS HASTERT)
WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT?
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
WHO ARE THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT?
GEORGE W. BUSH AND RICHARD CHENEY
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF TERM OF OFFICE FOR PRESIDENT? HOW MANY TERMS CAN HE/SHE SERVE? WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM YEARS IN THIS OFFICE?
TERM = 4 YEARS
CAN SERVE 2 TERMS AND A MAX OF 10 YEARS
HOW IS THE PRESIDENT ELECTED?
BY GETTING THE MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORAL VOTES
THE 2 MAJOR DUTIES (EXECUTIVE POWERS) OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH ARE:
ENFORCE LAWS AND DIRECT OR MANAGE THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PRESIDENT ARE:
BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
BE 35 YEARS OLD
HAVE LIVED IN THE US AT LEAST 14 YEARS
THE PRESIDENT LINE OF SUCCESSION IN CASE OF REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OR DEATH IS:
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
PRESIDENT - PRO-TEMPORE
SECRETARY OF STATE
THE PRESIDENT IS SWORN IN WHEN AND BY WHOM?
JANUARY 20TH BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE
THE HEAD OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IS CALLED:
THE SUPREME COURT (JOHN ROBERTS)
THE PERSON WHO PRESIDES OVER THE COURT IS CALLED:
THE CHIEF JUSTICE
HOW MANY SUPREME COURT JUSTICES ARE THERE?
9
HOW LONG DO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HOLD THEIR POSITION?
FOR LIFE
WHAT IS THE DUTY OF THE SUPREME COURT?
TO INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS PASSED UNDER IT. THIS MEANS THEY CAN DECLARE LAWS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
WHAT IS GUARANTEED TO EVERY CITIZEN BY THE CONSTITUTION?
TRIAL BY JURY AND AN ATTORNEY
ILLINOIS' STATE SENATORS ARE:
RICHARD DURBIN AND BARACK OBAMA
WHAT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DO WE LIVE IN?
8 OR 10
ILLINOIS' STATE REPRESENTATIVE IS:
MELISSA BEAN OR MARK KIRK