AMG Executive Branch Test Study Guide

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House of Representatives

lower chamber of the bicameral legislature, represent districts, impeach federal officials, elect president in case of electoral college tie

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Electoral College

a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.

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Separation of Powers

3 branches of government

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Who has the tie breaking vote in the Senate?

Vice President

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Inauguration

when the president is sworn into office

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22nd Amendment

only 2 terms for a president

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23rd amendment

provide the DOC with rights to vote in presidential elections

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25th amendment

VP has right to take over office when the president is unconscious/dead

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Elector from a state

each state has two senators and at least one representative, and each state has 3 electors.

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Impeachment

the house of representatives impeaches the pres the senate holds the trail

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President Biden

current president of the United States, commander in chief over the US Army

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Chief justice of the Supreme Court

John G. Roberts, highest federal officer in the U.S.

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10 years

maximum time in office for the president

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8 years

2 terms how long two terms of a president serving is

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To execute laws faithfully

the president's oath

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Vice president

second highest officer in the executive branch of the U.S, first in the order of succession

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Expressed powers

powers outlined in the constitution

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Executive Agreements

agreements between the president and a foreign countries leader

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Executive Orders

a formal rule or regulation

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Pardon

formal forgiving of someone sentence

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Qualifications to be President/Vice President

Must be 35 years of age, must have lived in the US for at least 14 years, natural born citizen

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Number of electoral votes needed

270

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Number of House members

435

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Number of Senate members

100

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District of Columbia has how many electoral votes

3

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Outline the order of succession

1)Vice President 2)Speaker of the House 3)President Pro Tempore of the Senate 4)Secretary of State 5)Secretary of the Treasury 6)Secretary of Defense.

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Two ways the legislative branch limits the power of the president and two ways the executive limits the power of the legislative branch:

-Legislative limits the president:

1)Can impeach president

2)Override veto

-Executive limits the Legislative:

1)Executive order

2)Veto

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6 Principles of Government

  • Popular sovereignty: ppl rule the gov

  • Federalism: power divided between the national and state governments

  • Limited government: constitution limits the powers of the government

  • Separation of powers: 3 branches of government

  • Checks and balances: each branch exercises control over the other

  • Judicial review: power of court to declare laws unconstitutional

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The First Article

Legislative Branch: Makes Laws

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The Second Article

Executive Branch: Enforces Laws

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The Third Article

Judicial Branch: Interprets Laws

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