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Supreme Court

Judicial Branch

Executive Branch

The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.


Qualifications:

- 35 years of age

​- Must be a natural born citizen

- Must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years


Term Limit:




Congress

House of Representatives

The Preamble

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House of

Representatives

Capitol

Building

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Congress (Legislative Branch):

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Executive Branch

President

​Donald J. Trump

Our United States Presidents and Vice Presidents

Judicial Branch:

Vice President

Michael R. Pence

Government

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Where the Executive and Legislative branches are elected by the people, members of the Judicial Branch are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Article III of the Constitution, which establishes the Judicial Branch, leaves Congress significant discretion to determine the shape and structure of the federal judiciary. Even the number of Supreme Court Justices is left to Congress — at times there have been as few as six, while the current number (nine, with one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices) has only been in place since 1869. The Constitution also grants Congress the power to establish courts inferior to the Supreme Court, and to that end Congress has established the United States district courts, which try most federal cases, and 13 United States courts of appeals, which review appealed district court cases.

Federal judges can only be removed through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction in the Senate. Judges and justices serve no fixed term — they serve until their death, retirement, or conviction by the Senate. By design, this insulates them from the temporary passions of the public, and allows them to apply the law with only justice in mind, and not electoral or political concerns.

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Senate

Executive Branch:

Passed by Congress in 1947, and ratified by the states on February 27, 1951, the Twenty-Second Amendment limits an elected president to two terms in office, a total of eight years. However, it is possible for an individual to serve up to ten years as president. The amendment specifies that if a vice president or other successor takes over for a president—who, for whatever reason, cannot fulfill the term—and serves two years or less of the former president’s term, the new president may serve for two full four-year terms. If more than two years remain of the term when the successor assumes office, the new president may serve only one additional term.

Senate

Legislative Branch

White​                    House

Supreme Court

Congress has at total of 535 members.  100 come from the Senate (this represents 2 Senators from each of the 50 states).  435 come from the House of Representatives (a state's representation is based on its population according to the latest cencus).


Keep in mind that House Representatives each represent a portion of their state known as Congressional Districts, which averages over 700,000 people.  Senators however, represent the entire state from which they were elected.


Qualifications:


House of Representatives

- 25 years of age

​- A citizen of the United States for 7 years

​- At the time of election, be a resident of the state


Senate

​- 30 years of age

- A citizen of the United States for 9 years

- At the time of election, be a resident of the state


Term Limits:

- House Representatives serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every EVEN year.

- Senators serve six-year terms and elections to the Senate are staggered over EVEN years so that only 1/3 of the Senate is up for reelection during any election.