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 INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (L2)


 

FEDERAL LEVEL

(also called national Government, 

central government or simply 

"the government") 

Headquarters: Washington D.C.

X. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

CONGRESS

     U.S. Senate                House of

                                 Representatives

        (100)                       ( 435)

      6 Years                    2 Years            {1}

Y.  EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PRESIDENT

Vice-President 

Cabinet 


 
 

   Law enforcement agents:          {2}

Z. JUDICIAL BRANCH

U.S. SUPREME COURT

(1 Chief Justice; 

8 Associate Justices) 
 
 

                                               {3}

STATE LEVEL

Headquarters for California:

Sacramento

STATE LEGISLATURE

      State Senate           State Assembly 

          (40)                          (80) 

     4 Years                      2 Years           {4}

GOVERNOR

Cabinet


 
 

Law enforcement agents:             {5}

STATE SUPREME COURT

(1 Chief Justice;

6 Associated Justices)

                                                {6}

COUNTY LEVEL

Headquarters for Los Angeles

County: City of Los Angeles

(County Seat)

58 counties in California



BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

(5)

4 Years

                                                            {7}



BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Chief Administrative Officer


 
 

Law enforcement agents:             {8}



SUPERIOR COURT
 
 
 
 

                                                {9} 

CITY LEVEL

(also called municipal government) 

Headquarters for Los Angeles: 

Civic Center (First and Spring 

Streets) 88 in LA county



CITY COUNCIL

(5 but 15 for City of L.A.)

4 Years 

                                                          {10}

MAYOR AND/OR

CITY COUNCIL

City Manager 


 
 

Law enforcement agents:           {11}



MUNICIPAL COURT
 
 
 
 

                                              {12}