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-The Branches Of Our Government

For each of the following questions, click the underlined text, then read the information on the web page to find the correct answer.
1. What are the three branches of our government defined by our Constitution?

2. Which branch of government is given the power to make laws?

3. Who is the head of the Executive branch of our government?

4. Which of the following is not a part of the Executive branch of government?

Vice President  Congress  Cabinet Members  President

5. If the President does not like a bill sent to him by Congress, he can refuse to sign it.  Refusing to sign the bill is called what?

6. Can the President declare war on another country?

   Yes   No

7. Can the President authorize the use of military troops overseas without declaring war?

   Yes   No

8. In order to be elected as President of the United States, what three requirements must be met?

9. How was the Supreme Court established?

  the Congress   the Constitution

10. How many Justices are there on the Supreme Court and how do they get to become Supreme Court Justices?

11. A Justice on the Supreme Court have their jobs for life unless what happens?

12. How many members are there in the House of Representatives and how long is their term in office?

13. What are two special jobs of the House of Representatives that only they can do?

14. How many Senators does each state have to represent them, and how long are they elected for?

15. What are the requirements to become a United States Senator?