THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH Hurry up• The executive branch with your notes, my is made up of arm’s 1. governor- head of VA tired!! govt 2. lieutenant governor- second in command of VA govt 3. attorney general- the lawyer for the state of VA 4. Cabinet- the governor’s advisors
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH• Qualifications to Be like me!! I’m be gov’nor: awesome!! You’ll just have 1) At least 30 years to wait a few old decades… 2) Resident of VA for 5 years 3) Registered VA voter for 5 years
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH• Powers of Virginia’s executive branch are defined in the Constitution of Virginia.• Jobs: 1. Enforce the laws 2. Play a key role in the policymaking process.
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH• Cabinet Departments • Chief of Staff • Secretary of Administration help to do the • Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry following: • Secretary of Commerce and Trade 1. Administer the laws • Secretary of the Commonwealth • Secretary of Education 2. Enforce the laws • Secretary of Finance 3. Regulate aspects of • Secretary of Health and Human business and the Resources economy • Secretary of Natural Resources Secretary of Public Safety 4. Provide services • Secretary of Technology Secretary of Transportation • Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
ROLES OF GOVERNOR1. Chief of State • Talks to other governors, the federal government, and foreign 3. Party Chief leaders • Leads the political • Receives leaders from party other states, countries, or • Helps other part the president members campaign2. Chief Legislator • Appoints party • Signs or vetoing bills members to positions • Recommends legislation to the General Assembly • Delivers the State of the Commonwealth Address
ROLES OF GOVERNOR4. Chief Administrator • Enforces the laws • Appoints cabinet members and various govt agencies • Oversees state bureaucracy • Changes fines or sentences by pardoning • Restores voting rights5. Commander-in-Chief • Head of Virginia National Guard • Uses the Guard to enforce the laws, puts down insurrections (uprisings), protects the Commonwealth from invasion.
BEAUCOUP DE CHOIX!• Read the question, and select the best answer. • A= red card • B= blue card • C= green card
QUESTION #1• The powers of the governor are a. expressed in the Bill of Rights b. listed in the Constitution of Virginia c. approved by Congress
QUESTION #2• Which of the following is NOT a role of the governor? a. Chief of State: ceremonial head b. Party Chief: state leader of his political party c. Chief Diplomat: shaper of foreign policy
QUESTION #3• When the Virginia Governor gives his State of the Commonwealth Address he is – a. appointing officials to departments b. approving legislation c. influencing policy makers
SEB & ORIGAMI!I T ’ S G O I N G T O B E G R E A T … A N D Y O U R H W!
SEB & ORIGAMI• Directions: • You are going to make a *hat* out of paper. • On the hat, I want you to pick one of the roles of the governor and… • Include all of the bullets from our notes about what that role includes • At least 3 images to represent the role • A trick to remember what that role means
SORTING HAT?!• Next Wednesday, after you have long forgotten about civics, we will do a sorting hat activity with these hats!!
PROJECT OVERVIEW• For this project, I will allow you to work with ONE other person or by yourself.• You are going to be given a person in the upcoming elections for state Senate or House of Delegates.• Today, you will brainstorm independently with a partner or by yourself and then research your person.• Then, you will create a product of some sort (see list of options) that meets the requirements.• Due: Wednesday, November 16th*