Federal government of the United States
The full name of the republic is \”United States of America”; this is the name that appears on money, in treaties, and in legal cases to which it is a party. Because the seat of government is in Washington, D. C., the term ‘Washington’ is commonly used as a metonym for the federalGovernment. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
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The United States government is based on the principles of federalism and republicanism. The interpretation and execution of these principles have been debated ever since the adoption of the Constitution. Since the American Civil War, the powers of the federal government have generally expanded greatly. The powers of Congress are limited to those enumerated in the Constitution; all other powers are reserved to the states and the people. The full name of the republic is \”United States of America”; this is the name that appears on money, in treaties, and in legal cases to which it is a party. Because the seat of government is in Washington, D. C., the term ‘Washington’ is commonly used as a metonym for the federalGovernment. The terms ‘Federal Government’ and ‘National Government’ are used in government agency or program names generally to indicate affiliation with the federal Government. The term ‘National government’ is sometimes used to refer to the entire U.S. government, not just the government of the United States. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U. S. Constitution in the Congress, the president and the federal courts. For example, while the legislative branch has the power to create law, the executive branch under the president can veto any legislation. The president nominates judges to the nation’s highest judiciary authority, the Supreme Court, but those nominees must be approved by Congress. All legislative bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, which is required to pass all legislation, which then may only become law by law by being signed by the president.
The Supreme Court can invalidate unconstitutional laws passed by the Congress. The Constitution also includes the ‘Necessary and Property’ clause, which includes the power of the president to veto any law passed by Congress, which may only be signed by him or her. The House of Representative is made up of 435 voting members, each of whom represents a congressional district. There are currently 100 senators, who each serve six-year terms of the Senate. Approximately one-third of each House stands for election every year. The number of representatives each state has in the Senate is based upon each state’s population as determined in the most recent United States Census. There is one delegate each from the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and one resident commissioner from Puerto Rico. All 435 representatives serve a two-year term, and there is no limit on the number of terms a representative may serve. In addition to the 435 members, there are 6 non-voting members, consisting of 5 delegates and one Resident Commissioner. The United States Congress consists of three senate political groups, contains 535 seats, and it is bicameral, with each state receiving a minimum of one representative. In order to be elected as a representative, an individual must be at least 25 years of age, must have been a U. s. citizen for at least seven years, and must live in the state that they represent.
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