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A form of government in which a few people rule.


A dictatorship is an example of this type of government in which one person holds all the power.


The type of democratic government that exists in Great Britain is led by a majority of its legislature who then chooses its executive that is called ___________.


In this type of government is a sovereign state governed as one single unit in which the central government is supreme.


A _________ is a loose association of states.


A system of government where powers are shared and divided between the national and state government.


List the specific powers of the Legislative Branch of government.

Ratify treaties, make laws, spending bills, impeachment, approve presidential appointments.

List the specific powers of the Executive Branch of government.

Negotiate treaties, veto bill, enforce laws, pardon or reprieve, state of the union, appoint federal judges/ambassadors.

List the specific powers of the Judicial Branch of government.

Interpret law,s Judicial review, maritime law, disputes between states, declare laws or actions unconstitutional.

What are the basic steps of how a bill becomes a law?

- bill goes to committee

- approved, then to floor to debate

- each house of Congress votes on their version

- Then conference committee combines both bills

-back to each house to vote

- go to president

The sole power to declare war lies with ________?


(legislative branch)

A ________ legislature is a lawmaking body with two houses.


What are the two houses of US Congress?


House of Representatives

What are the qualifications for members of the House of Representatives?

25 years old, U.S. citizen, live in the U.S. for 7 years, live in state elected.

What are the qualifications for members of the Senate?

30 years old, live in state elected, live in U.S. for 9 years, U.S. citizen.

What are the qualifications for the presidency as listed by the Constitution of the United States?

35 years old, natural born citizen, live in U.S. for 14 years.

What is the term limit for the President of the Untied States?

4 year term

2 term limit

What are the duties of the Vice President?

President of Senate

votes only in a tie

Who is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces?


What makes up the Executive Office of President?

Cabinet, Vice President