Structure And Functions Of Government

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Structure And Functions Of Government

  1. 1. How does the government function and serve it’s citizens? What are our roles as U.S. citizens? "American Flag." U.S. Flag Clipart. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://us-flag.net/pictures/clipart/>. Next Slide
  2. 2. What will we be learning today?  Responsibilities/Roles of U.S. Citizens "Government." American History Clip Art.  Three Branches of Government Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://government.phillipmartin.info/g overnment_capitol.htm>.  Purpose of each branch of Government  Checks and Balances Back Next Slide
  3. 3.  Initiating changes in laws and policies that would benefit the citizens  Running for a public office  Examples: City Council, Precinct Delegate, Mayor, Attorney General, Sheriff, Governor  Following the laws  Paying taxes  Serving as a juror in court  Registering to vote at age 18  Becoming knowledgeable about "Vote Button." A Perfect World. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.aperfectworld.org/government.html>. candidates and issues Back Next Slide
  4. 4. Which of the following is NOT a branch of Government?  A: Legislative  B: Executive  C: Judicial  D: Military Defense "Unites States Capitol Building." Social Studies Main Page. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <https://sites.google.com/site/teacher23/Home/social-studies>. Back
  5. 5.  The Legislative Branch is part of the three branches of Government  Headed by Congress which includes the House of Representative and the Senate  Main task is to make Laws  Powers include: ▪ Passing laws ▪ Originating spending bills (House) ▪ Impeaching officials (Senate) ▪ Approving treaties (Senate) "Bill." Sourcing US Laws and Government Documents. Web. 22 Mar 2010.<http://units.sla.org/toronto/newsletter/courier/v41n2/v41n2a9. Back to question htm>.
  6. 6.  The Executive Branch is part of the three branches of Government  Lead by the President ▪ Carries out Federal (National) laws and recommends new ones ▪ In charge of National Defense (Army, Navy, Maine's, etc) ▪ Deals with worldwide issues ▪ Approves or denies laws Back to question "White House." New Links Page. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.biloxischools.net/schools/beauvoir/New%20Links%20Page.htm>.
  7. 7.  The Judicial Branch is part of the three branches of Government  Headed by the Supreme Court ▪ Responsible for understanding and enforcing the Constitution ▪ Reviewing Laws ▪ Looking at cases involving state rights "United States Constitution." Philadelphia Reflections. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.philadelphia- reflections.com/topic/100.htm>. Back to question
  8. 8.  The Military Defense is NOT part of the three branches of Government.  The Military Defense is actually a part of the Executive Branch, and is headed by the President of the United States Back to question "Military Jet." Free Clip Art. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.free-clipart- Next Slide pictures.net/military_clipart.html>.
  9. 9. Video not working? Click here to access it online. "The United States Government- Three Branches of Government." Hotlist for Government of Past Civilizations and Today's United States Government . Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.nisd.net/ward/Staff/gt_page/gt_page_08_09/government_hotlist/hotlis_governments_index.htm>. Back "Three Branches of Government (Facts of Congress)." YouTube. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPNeviHf464&feature=related>. Next Slide
  10. 10.  Legislative Branch  Headed by Congress which includes the House of Representative and the Senate ▪ Make laws  Executive Branch  Lead by the President ▪ In charge of National Defense, deals with issues Worldwide  Judicial Branch  Headed by the Supreme Court ▪ Responsible for understanding and enforcing the Constitution Visit Congress for Kids for more information on the Three Branches of Government Back Next Slide
  11. 11.  Checks and Balance System  Delegates wanted to divide the power up equally within the Federal Government  They didn’t want the power to be controlled by one person or group  Try This Activity!  Whose Job is it? "Checks and Balances." Official Portal of the North Dakota State Government. Back Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.ndstudies.org/images/checks.gif>. Next Slide
  12. 12. For more information about the Grade Level Content Expectations, please visit here.  4 – C3.0.3 Describe the organizational structure of the federal government in the United States (legislative, executive, and judicial branches).  4 – C3.0.4 Describe how the powers of the federal government are separated among the branches.  4 – C3.0.5 Give examples of how the system of checks and balances limits the power of the federal government (e.g., presidential veto of legislation, courts declaring a law unconstitutional, congressional approval of judicial appointments).  4 – C5.0.1 Explain responsibilities of citizenship (e.g., initiating changes in laws or policy, holding public office, respecting the law, being informed and attentive to public issues, paying taxes, registering to vote and voting knowledgeably, serving as a juror). Back "Fourth Grade Level Content Expectations." Michigan Department of Education (2007): 31. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/SSGLCE_218368_7.pdf>. Next Slide
  13. 13.  “AlertGU” Sound Jay .WAV http://www.soundjay.com/  "American Flag." U.S. Flag Clipart. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://us-flag.net/pictures/clipart/>.  “Applause” PowerPoint Sounds  "Bill." Sourcing US Laws and Government Documents. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://units.sla.org/toronto/newsletter/courier/v41n2/v41n2a9.htm>.  "Checks and Balances." Official Portal of the North Dakota State Government. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.ndstudies.org/images/checks.gif>.  "Fourth Grade Level Content Expectations." Michigan Department of Education (2007): 31. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/SSGLCE_218368_7.pdf>.  "Government." American History Clip Art. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://government.phillipmartin.info/government_capitol.htm>.  “National Anthem” MP3 http://www.mp3int.com/download_mp3/415145/15073256/United_States_Of_America_Usa_National_Anthem/  "Military Jet." Free Clip Art. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/military_clipart.html>.  "The Three Branches of Government." Congress for Kids. The Dirksen Congressional Center, n.d. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_threebranches.htm>.  "Three Branches of Government (Facts of Congress)." YouTube. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPNeviHf464&feature=related>.  "United States Capitol Building." Social Studies Main Page. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <https://sites.google.com/site/teacher23/Home/social-studies>.  "United States Constitution." Philadelphia Reflections. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.philadelphia- reflections.com/topic/100.htm>.  "The United States Government- Three Branches of Government." Hotlist for Government of Past Civilizations and Today's United States Government . Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.nisd.net/ward/Staff/gt_page/gt_page_08_09/government_hotlist/hotlis_governments_index.htm>.  "Vote Button." A Perfect World. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.aperfectworld.org/government.html>.  "White House." New Links Page. Web. 22 Mar 2010. <http://www.biloxischools.net/schools/beauvoir/New%20Links%20Page.htm>. Back

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