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Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution, US Government, US Congress

What is impeachment?

Impeachment is the process used by a legislative body to bring charges of wrongdoing against a public official. Basically, it is the indictment of an appointed or elected public officer on serious criminal charges. The legal basis for impeachment is stated in Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery,...
Asked in Politics and Government, US Constitution, US Government

How does the legislative branch check the executive branch?

legislative branch can overturn a veto with a 2/3 vote of the law
Asked in Banking, Economics, US Government

If the federal reserve sells 40 000 in treasury bonds to a bank with 5 interest what is the immediate effect on the money supply?

If the federal reserve sells $40,000 in treasury bonds to a bank with 5% interest the immediate effect on the money supply is an decrease of $40,000. ...
Asked in US Government

What did John Locke believe the role of government to be?

John Locke did believe that role of government is to apply the low and to establish justice in society and she has nothing to do but that. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, US Government

What were the effects of the Pendleton act?

The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (ch. 27, 22 Stat. 403) of United States is a federal law established in 1883 that stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit.[1] The act provided selection of government employees competitive exams,[1] rather than ties to politicians or political affiliation. It also made it illegal to fire or demote government employees for political reasons.[1] To enforce the merit system, the law also created the United States Civil Service Commission.[1] Started during the...
Asked in International Government, Pakistan, US Government

How does the government help us?

Your government has many duties to carry out for you. It maintains relations with other countries. It runs the army, navy and air force to protect the country. It provides medical help for people through hospitals. It runs the police force to maintain law and order in the country It builds schools to educate the people. It controls business, sport, transport, energy and many other aspects of life, ...
Asked in History of the United States, US Constitution, US Government

Who becomes president of the US if both the president and vice president die?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is next in the line of Presidential succession. However, this would require that both offices, President and Vice President, be simultaneously vacant. This is much less likely following the enactment of the 25th Amendment, which provides for a replacement Vice President whenever the position is vacated. According the current Presidential Succession Act (3 USC § 19), the order of succession if both the President and Vice President die, are removed from office, and/or are unable to perform...
Asked in Founding Fathers, US Constitution, US Government

The first national government for the United States was?

the First national government of the united states was the Articles of Confederation Actually the first National Government of the United States was the Second Continental Congress which governed during the Revolutionary War. The Articles were the first written gov't of the US. ...
Eleazar Sanford asked in Politics and Government, Elections and Voting, US Government

What's on the ballot for today's election?

Nov. 5, 2019 is an election day in many states, and millions of Americans will be directly affected by the outcome of today’s votes. Many voters will be surprised to hear about November elections in an odd-numbered year. Five states—Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia—hold elections for state executives and state legislators on odd years for a variety of historical reasons. Kentucky, for instance, has held odd-year elections since 1850 in what was originally...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, US Government

What is one promise you make when you become a U.S. citizen?

You promise to give up loyalty to any other country.
Asked in US Constitution, US Government, Political Theory

Seven principles of government?

checks and balances, federalism, limited government, republicanism, popular sovereignty, separation of powers, and individual rights ...
Kevin Stringer asked in US Government, US Congress, Politics and Government

Who was Elijah Cummings?

Elijah Eugene Cummings was a politician and member of the United States House of Representatives on behalf of Maryland's 7th District, serving from 1996 until his passing in 2019. He received his J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976, and in 1982 was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. During his 14 years as a state representative, Cummings served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and...
Asked in US Constitution, Politics and Government, US Government

Steps for impeachment?

There are many steps that go into the impeachment process. The very first step is deciding to have an impeachment. ...
Asked in US Constitution, US Government, Court Procedure

In a Court of Appeals decisions are made by?

Courts of appeals are generally presided by appeals court judges. Appeals to supreme courts are handled by what are known as Justices. Normally appeals court judges are panel of between three and five judges. Supreme Court Justices are generally up to nine. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Workplace Health and Safety, US Government, Hazardous Materials Training

The Federal agency primarily responsible for protecting your environment from contamination by hazardous materials releases is?

The federal agency primarily responsible for protecting your environment from contamination by hazardous materials releases is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
Asked in Chevy El Camino, US Government

In what way has the seniority system changed since 1971?

Guided Reading activity 5 - 4 right? In 1971 and 1973, republicans and democrats adopted the procedure of putting their top people on each committee. There were also many instances in which representatives bypassed those under the seniority system. ...
Asked in US Government

What is the largest military branch of the US?

The U.S. Army is the largest branch of the American military. In February 2015, there were approximately 500,000 active-duty Soldiers, and by October 2015, the ranks will be further reduced to under 490,000, the first time the Army has dipped under 500,000 since 9/11. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, US Constitution, US Government

What is one way each branch can check another branch?

Congress can veto the President's decision on a bill.
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What are list 5 characteristics US government?

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