Government In The Usa

The Federal government also has three elements: executive (the President), legislative (Congress) and judicial (Supreme Court) branch, and the three elements are checked and balanced by one another.
The President
The President is the effective head of the executive branch of government, head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The Cabinet is appointed by the President. Its seat is the White House in Washington. In November of each leap year (next 2000) a President is elected to serve for exactly four years from a fixed day in the following January. The four-year rhythm has never been broken. Together with the President, a Vice-President is elected, and if the President ...

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previously chosen either at state conventions or elected in primaries.
After the official nomination the election campaign begins, continuing until Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in leap years. Voters are registered and the party machinery drums up support, trying to win floating voters over etc.
On Election Day the electorate votes not for the presidential candidates themselves but for those presidential electors (members of the Electoral College) who have pledged to support a particular candidate.
The officially elected President, who is inaugurated and sworn in in January, is the candidate who has received the votes of the majority of the electors in the Electoral College.
The serious anomaly in the electoral college system is the rule that in each state the candidate who wins the biggest number of the people's votes receives the whole electoral college vote for the state, no matter how small the majority is.

The Congress is a ...

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