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  • 1. How the National Government shapes our State & Local Government
  • 2. There are 3 branches of Government Over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. The Constitution is a basic design for how our government should work. The Constitution divides the government into the following three branches: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
  • 3. The 3 Branches of the National Government
  • 4. What are the responsibilities of each branch of Government?
  • 5. National Government: The Legislative Branch •The legislative branch makes laws for the nation. •The main lawmaking body of this branch is known as Congress. •Congress is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • 6. Our National Government: The Executive Branch •The executive branch makes sure people follow the laws that the legislative branch makes. •The leaders of this branch are the President and Vice-President. • When making important decisions, the President often asks for advice from the Cabinet. •The President lives at the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • 7. United States Government: The Executive Branch Vice President Joe Biden President Barack Obama
  • 8. CNMI Government: The Executive Branch Lt. Governor Eloy Inos Governor Benigno Fitial
  • 9. National Government: The Judicial Branch •When people are unsure about the meaning of a law, the judicial branch listens to many opinions and makes a decision. •The judicial branch is made up of courts. •The highest of these courts is the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 10. Ohio Government: The Judicial Branch •Headed by the Ohio Supreme Court, which interprets and applies the state laws. The Supreme Court is made up of Six Justices and One Chief Justice. Maureen O'Connor, Paul E. Pfeifer, Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Terrence O’Donnell, Alice Robie Resnick, Thomas J. Moyer (Chief Justice), and Francis E. Sweeney
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  • 12. U.S. citizens can participate in their government. This process insures that power will always remain where it belongs - with the people. The most important right citizens have is the right to vote. By voting, the people have a voice in the government. The people decide who will represent them in the government.