The Federal Bureaucracy: System Of Government

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A bureaucracy is a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives. It is a way of making large groups of people work together and learn how to cope with one another while being efficient with whatever they are trying to succeed in. The term bureaucracy directly means “rule by desks or offices”. The bureaucracy system keeps everyone at the same level of control which keeps everyone feeling equal to each other. To make sure everything works out rules and guidelines are written down and salaries are tied to a pay-grade system. Some examples of a bureaucracy are the Department of Motor Vehicles, Prisons, Police Departments, and Colleges and Universities. All having in common that many different types of people have interactions with these institutions.

The Federal Bureaucracy includes 2.6 million people being a part of it. It is ran mainly by the executive branch but both the legislative and judicial branch do have a small say in what goes on. Some types of organizations of the
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The legislative Branch can deny or approve appointments with the president, Impeach federal officials, and declare war. The House of Representatives includes 435 people split up for a state they they represent based on population; if you have a small number of people you won 't have as many representatives as you would if you lived in a more populated state. These representatives are elected every two years and must be twenty five years of age, be a US citizen, and a resident of the state that they are representing. The senate is made up of 100 senators, 2 for each state, not population varied. We elect them for six year terms. Senators must be thirty years of age, a United States citizen for nine years, and a resident for the state that they represent. The Vice President is also the president of the
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