Vocabulary Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch Checks and Balances

100

an idea for a law
What is a "bill?"

100

Congress
What is another name for the Legislative Branch?

100

the President
Who is the leader of the Executive Branch?

100

the Supreme Court
What is the name of the most important court in the country?

100

The President
Who can veto a bill if he or she does not agree with it?

200

to say "no" to a bill; to reject
What does veto mean?

200

Senate and House of Representatives
What are the two parts of the Legislative Branch?

200

eight years (two terms of four years each)
How many years can someone be President?

200

nine
How many Supreme Court justices are there?

200

the people of the US who are 18 years or older
Who gets to vote for the people in the Legislative Branch?

300

A part of the United States Government
What does "federal" mean?

300

100
How many people are in the Senate?

300

35 years old
How old must someone be to be President?

300

for life or until he or she retires
For how long can a person be a Supreme Court justice?

300

Judicial Branch
Which branch of government decides if a law that was passed is fair?

400

a judge on the Supreme Court
What is a justice?

400

435
How many people are in the House of Representatives?

400

The United States of America
To be President of the United States, a person must be born a citizen of what country?

400

to make sure that laws are fair
What is the job of the Judicial Branch?

400

the President selects them and the Senate approves them
Who decides who the justices on the Supreme Court are?

500

a plan for the government
What is a constitution?

500

to make the laws
What is the job of the Legislative Branch?

500

to make sure that the laws are enforced. ( To make sure people follow the law)
What is the job of the executive branch?

500

Washington D.C.
What is the capital city of the United States of America?

500

to make sure that all the laws and powers are fair so that one person or group cannot have all the power
What does the term "checks and balances" mean?

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