The 3 branches of government

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Our Government has 3 interesting sections you need to know about!

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The Three Branches Are:

The 3 Branches of Government

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How Long is Their Term?

The President serves a 4 year term unless he's re-elected (then it's 8 years). The Vice President also serves a 4 year term unless he's re-elected (then it's 8 years). The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives serve a 6 year term. The U.S. Supreme Court members are with the Supreme Court until they die or retire (awesome, right?).

What's the salary?

Who Does He Choose?

At the beginning of his term, the President chooses a cabinet(people who advise him). The Cabinet's role is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the responsibilities of each member's respective office. Check out the list below of the President's cabinet.

Vice President of the United States
Joseph R. Biden

Department of State
Secretary John Kerry
Department of the Treasury

Secretary Jack Lew
Department of Defense

Secretary Chuck Hagel
Department of Justice

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Department of the Interior

Secretary Sally Jewell
Department of Agriculture
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack
Department of Commerce
Secretary Penny Pritzker
Department of Labor

Secretary Thomas E. Perez
Department of Health and Human Services

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan
Department of Transportation
Secretary Anthony Foxx
Department of Energy
Secretary Ernest Moniz
Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan
Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki
Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson
White House Chief of Staff

Denis McDonough

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Gina McCarthy
Office of Management & Budget

Director Sylvia Burwell
United States Trade Representative

Ambassador Michael Froman
United States Mission to the United Nations

Ambassador Samantha Power
Council of Economic Advisers

Chairman Jason Furman
Small Business Administration
Acting Administrator Marianne O'Brien Markowitz

Presidential Succession

If the president is killed, the vice president is in charge. But if he's gone, now who's in charge? Click the button below to find the presidential succession.
Order of Presidental Succession

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Who Makes The Ruling?

Here is a list of the current Supreme Court Justices.

Chief Justice

John Roberts

Associate Justices

Samuel Alito

Stephen Breyer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Elena Kagan

Anthony Kennedy

Antonin Scalia

Sonia Sotomayer

Clarence Thomas

Cases from the Supreme Court

Here are 2 cases that were sent to the Supreme Court:

1.John and Mary Beth Tinker of Des Moines, Iowa, wore black armbands to their public school as a symbol of protest against American involvement in the Vietnam War. When school authorities asked that the Tinkers remove their armbands, they refused and were subsequently suspended. The Supreme Court decided that the Tinkers had the right to wear the armbands, with Justice Abe Fortas stating that no one expects students to “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”

2.Ernesto Miranda was arrested after a crime victim identified him, but police officers questioning him did not inform him of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, or of his Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of an attorney. While he confessed to the crime, his attorney later argued that his confession should have been excluded from trial. The Supreme Court agreed, deciding that the police had not taken proper steps to inform Miranda of his rights.

Wait, How Do Cases Make it to the Supreme Court Anyway?

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How Cases Make it to the Supreme Court

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"Branches of Government" Lyrics

The government that oversees the land of the free

Has separation of power; it's divided in three
Uses checks and balances most responsibly
The balance of the power is what protects you and me

What do the House of Representatives do
Along with one hundred Senators, too?
They make up new laws for me and you
And they can override a presidential veto, too
Which branch of government makes the law?
What's this branch of government called?

Nine appointed judges on the Supreme Court's bench
The President picks them out, but the Senate votes them in
They decide if the laws of our land are still fair
They're the court of last resort; the final interpreter
Which branch of government interprets the law?
What's this branch of government called?

The leader of the military and the police
Is the president, whose job it is to keep the peace
Enforcing the laws makes him commander in chief
He'll make difficult choices if it will keep you safe
Which branch of government enforces the law?
What's this branch of government called?

Just to be clear; we're not talking about a tree branch!

The Legislative Branch is good at making the laws
And the Judicial branch makes sure the laws have no flaws
The Executive Branch is who enforces it all because
Balanced, but separate powers are good for us all

Legislative, Judicial, Executive
Checks and balances - a good way to live.
Legislative, Judicial, Executive
Checks and balances - a good way to live...

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