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US & Texas Government & Citizenship - Chapter Summary
If you're in search of a resource that can boost your knowledge of U.S. and Texas government and citizenship, this short chapter can help! Review online lessons to study topics that include the federal court system, the Texas Constitution and types of presidential powers. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe the functions and powers of most legislatures
- Share examples and types of presidential powers
- Explain the relationship between the president and the bureaucracy
- Define and describe the structure and levels of the federal court system in the U.S.
- Detail the process of amending the Constitution
- List the benefits and powers of the federal government
- Discuss the division of powers between the state and national governments
- Provide an overview of the Texas Constitution and government
Each lesson in this chapter covers a different topic, enabling you to study the government and citizenship of Texas and America at a comfortable pace. Select any lessons to review based on your desire to strengthen or refresh your knowledge of this subject. Find out how much you understanding by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam. If you hit a snag or need more information about specific lesson topics, be sure to send your questions to our experts.
1. The Powers & Functions of Legislatures
The following lesson will describe the common structure of most legislatures, as well as discuss their main powers and functions. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
2. Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples
Our United States Constitution established three branches of government, including an executive branch headed by the U.S. president. This lesson discusses the powers and roles of the president.
3. The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy
In this lesson, we will explore the relationships between the president and the bureaucracy. We will focus especially on the cabinet, independent regulatory agencies, and the Office of Management and Budget.
4. The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels
The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. This lesson explores the federal court system of the Unites States, including its structure and jurisdiction.
5. The Process of Amending the Constitution
Amending the United States Constitution is a complicated process. It's only been accomplished 27 times. This lesson outlines the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended.
6. What is a Federal Government? - Definition, Powers & Benefits
A federal government is a system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments. We'll take a look at how power plays out between the national and local government, and the benefits of a federal government.
7. Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States
The U.S. Constitution uses federalism to divide governmental powers between the federal government and the individual state governments. This lesson explores this division of powers by looking at Supreme Court decisions.
8. Texas Constitution & Government: Overview & Processes
Like all US states, Texas has its own constitution. In this lesson, we'll explore this document and see how it outlines the structure of the Texas state government.
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