2-8-11 - 2/8/2011 Introduction to American Government Part...

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2/8/2011 Introduction to American Government Part 1 I. Executive Power a. One person as executive or a committee b. Elected president with 4 year term who could be re-elected without limit c. Electoral College: After George Washington? II. Different Modes of Selection a. US President by Electoral College b. US House by the voters c. US Senate by state legislatures (changed to popular election in 1913) d. US Judiciary by nomination by POTUS and confirmation of US Senate III. Different Terms of Office a. US President: 4 years b. US House: 2 years c. US Senate: 6 years (1/3 up for election up every 2 years) d. US Judiciary: Life tenure IV.Checks and Balances a. President: Veto legislation, make appointments b. Senate: confirm treaties and appointments, veto override, impeachment trials c. House: “Power of Purse”- means the power of money/ any bill that spends money has to originate from the House , veto override (2/3 must agree), Power to impeachment-accuses someone then case moved to the Senate. Taken to trail at Senate and at end of trial Senate will
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