Civics for New York State

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byCharles De Forest Hoxie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. Departments of United States Government. The government of the United States, like State and local governments, is carried on in three departments--legislative, executive and judicial. The work of each department is outlined in the constitution. The powers of the three departments of the government are kept far more independent and separate than in most other countries. In Great Britain, for instance, the executive powers are exercised by ministers who are also members of Parliament, and who lead In the work of legislation. The "parliamentary system" aims to place in the same hands the power and responsibility for making and for executing a law. Our constitution, on the contrary, aims to separate the legislative and executive powers. The chief branch of the legislative department is Congress. The president of the United States stands at the head of the executive department. The judicial department is composed of United States courts and judges. Congress.--The Congress of the United States, like the State legislature, is composed of two legislative branches or "houses." These are the Senate and the House of Representatives. The senate is the so-called "upper house " of Congress. It corresponds to the senate of the State legislature, and to the House of Lords of the English Parliament. The house of representatives, or so-called "lower house," of Congress is a larger body than the senate, and its members are elected for a shorter term. It corresponds to the assembly in the legislature, and to the House of Commons in Parliament. Congress, thus composed, is the chief law-making power of the national government. It meets annually on the first Monday in December,1 at the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. A new Congress meets every two years, an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. Departments of United States Government. The government of the United States, like State and local governments,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217814034

ISBN - 13:9780217814034

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