Objective: Understand the role of state government in the daily lives of its citizens How: By guided note-taking via Power...
<ul><li>Each state makes laws to meet its special needs </li></ul><ul><li>In Montana many children live in rural areas </l...
<ul><li>Every state but Nebraska has a two-house legislature where laws are made </li></ul><ul><li>Every state is apportio...
<ul><li>After bills are passed they often go to the governor to be signed into law or vetoed </li></ul><ul><li>North Carol...
<ul><li>In many states people can use initiatives or referendum to propose laws </li></ul><ul><li>A certain number of peop...
<ul><li>Governors lead the executive branch in every state </li></ul><ul><li>Governors prepare state budgets they can call...
<ul><li>Governors are also the chief of their party </li></ul><ul><li>As well as the chief of the state </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>In general there are three kinds of state courts </li></ul><ul><li>Trail courts hear evidence in criminal cases an...
<ul><li>Unlike federal judges, most state judges are elected by voters </li></ul><ul><li>¼ of state judges are appoint by ...
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12 State Governments At Work

  1. 1. Objective: Understand the role of state government in the daily lives of its citizens How: By guided note-taking via PowerPoint
  2. 2. <ul><li>Each state makes laws to meet its special needs </li></ul><ul><li>In Montana many children live in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>So the state legislature passed a law to allow 13 year olds to drive to the nearest bus stop </li></ul><ul><li>In most other states teenage drives must be 161/2 to drive </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Every state but Nebraska has a two-house legislature where laws are made </li></ul><ul><li>Every state is apportioned into districts to ensure equal representation </li></ul><ul><li>Most state legislatures follow the same steps to pass state laws </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>After bills are passed they often go to the governor to be signed into law or vetoed </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina is the only state where the governor can not veto a bill </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In many states people can use initiatives or referendum to propose laws </li></ul><ul><li>A certain number of people must sign a petition to show support of the initiative </li></ul><ul><li>The initiative is then place on the ballot to be voted on </li></ul><ul><li>The proposition will become law if it receives a majority vote </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Governors lead the executive branch in every state </li></ul><ul><li>Governors prepare state budgets they can call up the state’s National Guard for state emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Some Governors have legislative and judicial powers </li></ul><ul><li>They can propose bills, veto laws, pardon criminals, and appoint judges </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Governors are also the chief of their party </li></ul><ul><li>As well as the chief of the state </li></ul><ul><li>Most governors are college graduates </li></ul><ul><li>More than half are lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>13 governors have been women </li></ul><ul><li>1990 Douglas Wilder became the first black governor elected to office </li></ul><ul><li>In our history 16 governors have become President </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In general there are three kinds of state courts </li></ul><ul><li>Trail courts hear evidence in criminal cases and civil cases </li></ul><ul><li>Court of Appeals decide if trail courts followed due process in criminal proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>State supreme court is the highest court in the state </li></ul><ul><li>All decisions are final unless it has something to do with the U.S. Constitution </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Unlike federal judges, most state judges are elected by voters </li></ul><ul><li>¼ of state judges are appoint by state governors </li></ul><ul><li>Finally some are appointed by state legislatures </li></ul>

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