United States GovernamentThe United States of America is a Federal Union of fifty States and the District of Columbia with Washington DC as the capital and seat of the Governament. The American Constitution, signed in 1787, is declaration of the rights and individual liberty of all American citizens and establishes the organization of the Government on tree levels:the executive,legislative and judicial. The legislative branch is rapresented by Congress which like most parliaments is divided into two houses:
* the Senate
* the House of Representatives
The Senate has 100 members, two for each State, while the House of Representatives, is made up of 435 members. Congress meets in the Capitol. The executive branch is rapresented by the President of the U.S.A. The American President holds enormous powers: he is the head of State and Head of the government. Besides wich, he is commander-in-chief of the armed forces and is in charge of foreign affairs. He also has the power to veto a law and federal judges. In a State of emergency he has decisive power. His residence is the White House in Washington. He is elected directly by the people every four years at the beginning of November. On january 20th he officially enters the White house.