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Breakdown of Government

                        

Executive Branch

The power of the executive branch is vested in the President, who also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The President appoints the Cabinet and oversees the various agencies and departments of the federal government.

In order for a person to become President, he or she must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years of age, and have resided in the United States for at least 14 years. Once elected, the President serves a term of four years and may be re-elected only once.

Legislative Branch

Congress to Year Conversion

 1st  1789-1790    39th  1865-1866    77th  1941-1942
 2nd  1791-1792    40th  1867-1868    78th  1943-1944
 3rd  1793-1794    41st  1869-1870    79th  1945-1946
 4th  1795-1796    42nd  1871-1872    80th  1947-1948
 5th  1797-1798    43rd  1873-1874    81st  1949-1950
 6th  1799-1800    44th  1875-1876    82nd  1951-1952
 7th  1801-1802    45th  1877-1878    83rd  1953-1954
 8th  1803-1804    46th  1879-1880    84th  1955-1956
 9th  1805-1806    47th  1881-1882    85th  1957-1958
 10th  1807-1808    48th  1883-1884    86th  1959-1960
 11th  1809-1810    49th  1885-1886    87th  1961-1962
 12th  1811-1812    50th  1887-1888     88th  1963-1964
 13th  1813-1814    51st  1889-1890    89th  1965-1966
 14th  1815-1816    52nd  1891-1892    90th  1967-1968
 15th  1817-1818    53rd  1893-1894    91st  1969-1970
 16th  1819-1820    54th  1895-1896    92nd  1971-1972
 17th  1821-1822    55th  1897-1898    93rd  1973-1974
 18th  1823-1824    56th  1899-1900    94th  1975-1976
 19th  1825-1826    57th  1901-1902    95th  1977-1978
 20th  1827-1828    58th  1903-1904    96th  1979-1980
 21st  1829-1830    59th  1905-1906    97th  1981-1982
 22nd  1831-1832    60th  1907-1908    98th  1983-1984
 23rd  1833-1834    61st  1909-1910    99th  1985-1986
 24th  1835-1836    62nd  1911-1912    100th  1987-1988
 25th  1837-1838    63rd  1913-1914    101st  1989-1990
 26th  1839-1840    64th  1915-1916    102nd  1991-1992
 27th  1841-1842    65th  1917-1918    103rd  1993-1994
 28th  1843-1844    66th  1919-1920    104th  1995-1996
 29th  1845-1846    67th  1921-1922    105th  1997-1998
 30th  1847-1848    68th  1923-1924    106th  1999-2000
 31st  1849-1850    69th  1925-1926    107th  2001-2002
 32nd  1851-1852    70th  1927-1928    108th  2003-2004
 33rd  1853-1854    71st  1929-1930    109th  2005-2006
 34th  1855-1856    72nd  1931-1932    110th  2007-2008
 35th  1857-1858    73rd  1933-1934    111th  2009-2010
 36th  1859-1860    74th  1935-1936    112th  2011-2012
 37th  1861-1862    75th  1937-1938    113th  2013-2014
 38th  1863-1864    76th  1939-1940    114th  2015-2016