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Lesson 11 Student

  1. 1. Lesson 11 Designing the Three Branches Jill, Kristen, Will Period 2
  2. 2. Division of Power
  3. 3. Division of Power <ul><li>Implied powers </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced powers through out the three branches (Legislative, Judicial, Executive) </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral College </li></ul>
  4. 4. Powers <ul><li>Enumerated Powers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifically listed powers Congress is entitled to (under Article I, Section 8) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Necessary and Proper Clause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also known as Elastic Clause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power to create laws specific to helping Congress delegate their powers (Article I, Section 8, Clause 18) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Separated Powers <ul><li>“ A government of separated institution sharing powers.” Richard Neustadt </li></ul><ul><li>Often known as “checks & balances” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Class Comments <ul><li>Deliberative body- Congress </li></ul><ul><li>This means that Congress should thoroughly debate issues and avoid making hasty decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>The current debate about the automakers bailout is an example. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Plenary Powers <ul><li>A part of the Virginia plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Would give “unlimited and undefined” powers--- including a veto over state laws. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Balanced Power <ul><li>3 Branches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judicial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supreme Court </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>President and Advisors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up with Checks and Balances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No one person could hold all the power </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Electoral College <ul><li>Official balloters picked by the state to vote for president and vice president after elections. </li></ul><ul><li>Each state have a number of balloters equal to that of the state’s members in Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found in Article II, and Amendments 12 & 23 </li></ul><ul><li>21 Electoral votes in Pennsylvania </li></ul>
  10. 10. Critical Thinking Activity <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances the status of minority interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintains a federal system of government and representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributes to political stability by encouraging a two-party system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to accurately reflect the popular vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility of electing a minority president </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The risk of electors being unfaithful </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Student Participation <ul><li>Kristen- branches </li></ul><ul><li>Jill- electoral college, pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Will- check for understanding </li></ul>

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