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06/03/2021

How are the US Senate elected?

How are the US Senate elected?

The 17th Amendment to the Constitution requires Senators to be elected by a direct vote of those she or he will represent. Election winners are decided by the plurality rule. That is, the person who receives the highest number of votes wins.

Can the president pass a law?

The president can approve the bill and sign it into law or not approve (veto) a bill. If the president chooses to veto a bill, in most cases Congress can vote to override that veto and the bill becomes a law. But, if the president pocket vetoes a bill after Congress has adjourned, the veto cannot be overridden.

Who must approve executive agreements?

The United States Constitution provides that the president “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur” (Article II, section 2). Treaties are binding agreements between nations and become part of international law.

What’s the difference between an agreement and a treaty?

As nouns the difference between agreement and treaty is that agreement is (countable) an understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct while treaty is (international law) a binding agreement concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations.

When can the President appoint people without approval by anyone else?

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Term How often are Representatives elected? Definition Every two years.
Term When can the President appoint people without approval? Definition When the Senate is adjourned.
Term What can a President/other officer be impeached for? Definition Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Which power is exclusive to the Senate quizlet?

The Senate has the sole power to conduct impeachment trials, essentially serving as jury and judge. Since 1789 the Senate has tried seventeen federal officials, including two presidents.