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  • 1. United States Government Begin SS-05-1.2.1 Students will identify the three branches of the U.S. Government, explain the basic duties of each branch (executive-enforce the laws, legislative-make the laws, judicial- interpret the laws) and identify important national/federal offices/leaders, (President, Vice-President, Congress, House, Senate, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, judges) associated with each branch.
  • 2. Let’s Learn… Would you like to… Learn about our government? OR Test your knowledge?
  • 3. Let’s learn about our government…
    • The United States was officially established in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which freed our country from England’s rule
    • From this point forward, this country was known as the thirteen colonies and were governed individually
    • In 1787, the Constitutional Convention met to write a Constitution for our country
    • In 1789, the U.S. Constitution was finalized, and George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States
    • To learn more history about the United States Capitol Building, click on the flag below…
    A brief history of the United States of America Next
  • 4. Let’s learn about our government (continued)… The U.S. Constitution breaks the government into three parts that all share equal powers. Click on the buildings to learn more about each part. The 3 Branches of Government Next Take Quiz
  • 5. Legislative Branch
    • The most important responsibility of this branch of government is to make the laws of the country
    • Congress and other agencies make up the Legislative Branch
    • Congress has two parts –
          • The House of Representatives
          • The Senate
    Back to Branches
  • 6. Executive Branch
    • The most important responsibility of this branch of government is to enforce the laws
    • The President, Vice President, and other members of the Cabinet make up this branch
    Back to Branches
  • 7. Judicial Branch
    • The Judicial Branch’s primary responsibility is to make judgments about the law.
      • Some of these judgments include:
        • What the meaning of a law is
        • How to appropriately apply a law
        • If a law violates the rules set in the Constitution
    • The Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, plays a vital role to this part of government
    Back to Branches
  • 8. Our Government Today
    • Today, the president of our country is Barack Obama
      • He will be president until 2012, when there will be a new election
    • The Vice President is Joe Biden
  • 9. What do you know about the U.S. Government? Take the quiz!!
  • 10. When did the United States become an independent country?
    • In 1500
    • It has always been independent
    • In 1776
    • None of the above
  • 11. Correct! Next Question
  • 12. Oops! Try again…
  • 13. Who was the first president of the United States?
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • John F. Kennedy
    • George W. Bush
    • George Washington
  • 14. Correct! Next Question
  • 15. Oops! Try again…
  • 16. How many branches of government are there?
    • five
    • three
    • one
    • two
  • 17. Correct! Next Question
  • 18. Oops! Try again…
  • 19. What is the primary responsibility of the Legislative Branch?
    • To enforce laws
    • To make laws
    • To make judgments about the laws
    • None of the above
  • 20. Correct! Next Question
  • 21. Oops! Try again…
  • 22. Which of the following makes up the Legislative Branch?
    • President
    • Supreme Court
    • U.S. citizens
    • Congress
  • 23. Correct! Next Question
  • 24. Oops! Try again…
  • 25. Which of the following is a primary responsibility of the Executive Branch?
    • To enforce the laws
    • To make all decisions in the country
    • To judge the laws
    • None of the above
  • 26. Correct! Next Question
  • 27. Oops! Try again…
  • 28. Which of the following makes up the Executive Branch of Government?
    • Congress
    • The President
    • Supreme Court
    • Police Officers
  • 29. Correct! Next Question
  • 30. Oops! Try again…
  • 31. Who makes up the Judicial Branch of government?
    • Supreme Court
    • Local courts
    • President
    • Congress
  • 32. Correct! Next Question
  • 33. Oops! Try again…
  • 34. Who is the president and vice president of our country?
    • Bill Clinton & Al Gore
    • George W. Bush & Al Gore
    • Bill Clinton & Dick Cheney
    • Barack Obama & Joe Biden
  • 35. Correct! Next Question
  • 36. Oops! Try again…
  • 37. In what year will there be a new election for president?
    • 2009
    • 2012
    • 2010
    • 2008
  • 38. Correct! Next
  • 39. Oops! Try again…
  • 40. Congratulations! You have completed the quiz on U.S. Government!