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The United States Government

  1. 1. The United States Government By Courtney Moore
  2. 2. <ul><li>Executive Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Judicial Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>Menu
  3. 3. Executive Branch <ul><li>The executive branch of government is responsible for enforcing the laws. </li></ul><ul><li>This branch is lead by the president, vice president, and members of the cabinet. </li></ul><ul><li>This branch of government is located in the White House. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The President <ul><li>To become President, a person must be at least 35 years old, be a natural born citizen and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama is the 44 th President of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>He lives in the White House with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters, Malia and Sasha. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quiz <ul><li>What does the Executive Branch enforce? </li></ul><ul><li>Laws </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the main leader of the Executive Branch? </li></ul><ul><li>The President </li></ul><ul><li>How old do you have to be able to run for president? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>35 years old </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Judicial Branch <ul><li>The judicial branch of government is responsible for deciding what the laws are, how they are applied, and if they are Constitutional. </li></ul><ul><li>By deciding if laws are Constitutional, the judicial branch keeps the legislative and executive branches in check. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest court in our country is the Supreme Court of the United States. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Supreme court Justice <ul><li>The chief justice and eight associate justices are nominated by the president and the Senate approves the choices. </li></ul><ul><li>A justice is appointed for life and is a justice until death, retirement, resignation or impeachment. (Supreme Court of the United States, </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quiz <ul><li>What does the Judicial Branch do? </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what laws are made and how they are applied </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the main leader of the Judicial Branch? </li></ul><ul><li>The Chief Justice </li></ul><ul><li>How long could a justice possibly serve for? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The rest of their life </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Legislative Branch <ul><li>The legislative branch is the law making part of the government. They come up with bills that can be approved by the president and later made into laws. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two parts of the legislative branch – the Senate and the House of Representatives. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Two Parts <ul><li>There are 100 senators in the Senate. Each state has 2 senators. </li></ul><ul><li>A senator is elected by the people in the state and serves for a 6 year term. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>A representative is elected and the number for each state depends on the total population of the state. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Quiz <ul><li>What does the Legislative Branch do? </li></ul><ul><li>Propose bills </li></ul><ul><li>How many parts are there in the Legislative Branch? </li></ul><ul><li>2 – Senate & House of Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>How many Senators are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>This presentation hopefully gave more understanding of the United States Government and the parts that make it up. </li></ul>