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Title: Executive Branch


1
Executive Branch
  • President Barack Obama
  • Carries out (enforces) laws
  • Serves as Commander-in-Chief
  • Makes treaties
  • Nominates/receives ambassadors
  • Recommends legislation to Congress
  • Appoints Supreme Court Justices
  • President serves 4 year terms-only 2 consecutive
    terms are allowed

2
Executive Branch
  • Vice President Joe Biden
  • Becomes President in the event of the
    death/resignation of the President
  • Presiding officer of the U.S. Senate
  • Drafter and spokesperson for administrations
    policy
  • Advisor to the President

3
Executive Branch
  • Cabinet (not all are listed)
  • Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
  • Secretary of Defense,
  • Department of Justice,
  • Department of Labor, Elaine Chao
  • Department of Education, Margaret Spellings
  • Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff

4
Executive Branch
  • Leading Democratic candidates running in 2008
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Barack Obama
  • John Edwards

5
Executive Branch
  • Leading Republicans running in 2008
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Fred Thompson
  • John McCain
  • Mitt Romney

6
Legislative Branch
  • Congress House of Representatives and Senate
  • Makes laws
  • Coin money
  • Maintain military
  • Declare war on other countries
  • Regulate interstate and foreign trade

7
Legislative Branch
  • House of Representatives
  • Representatives are based on states population
  • There are 435 members
  • Representatives serve two-year terms

8
Legislative Branch
  • House of Representatives
  • Some of our local
  • representatives are
  • Louise Slaughter
  • Tom Reynolds
  • Randy Kuhl

9
Legislative Branch
  • Senate
  • There are two senators for each state
  • There are 100 members
  • (2 x 50 states) 100
  • Senators serve six-year terms

10
Legislative Branch
  • Senate
  • The two senators from New York are
  • Chuck Schumer
  • Hillary Clinton

11
Judicial Branch
  • Courts The Supreme Court is the highest court
  • Interprets laws this is known as judicial
    review the Supreme Court can decide if a law is
    constitutional or not

12
Judicial Branch
  • Supreme Court
  • There are nine justices
  • John Roberts (Chief Justice)
  • John Paul Stevens
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Anthony Kennedy
  • David Souter
  • Clarence Thomas
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Stephen Breyer
  • Samuel Alito

13
Fun Facts
  • The first female justice of the Supreme Court
    was Sandra Day OConnor

14
Fun Facts
  • The first African American justice of the
    Supreme Court was Thurgood Marshall

15
Fun Facts
  • The president who served more than two
    consecutive terms was Franklin D. Roosevelt

16
Fun Facts
  • The youngest president, at 42 years of age, was
    Theodore Roosevelt
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