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    • 1. System of Checksand Balances in the US Government By: Jenna Pope
    • 2. What is a democracy?http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/democracy
    • 3. What is a democracy?• A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/democracy
    • 4. What is a democracy?• A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/democracy
    • 5. Why Do We Need Checks & Balances?http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htmhttp://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_adolf_hitler.htm#.T0gtvHKXQSEhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBurgerKing
    • 6. Why Do We Need Checks & Balances?• One branch of government could take control like in:http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htmhttp://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_adolf_hitler.htm#.T0gtvHKXQSEhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBurgerKing
    • 7. Why Do We Need Checks & Balances?• One branch of government could take control like in: ➡ monarchyhttp://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htmhttp://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_adolf_hitler.htm#.T0gtvHKXQSEhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBurgerKing
    • 8. Why Do We Need Checks & Balances?• One branch of government could take control like in: ➡ monarchy ➡ dictatorshiphttp://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htmhttp://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_adolf_hitler.htm#.T0gtvHKXQSEhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBurgerKing
    • 9. Why Do We Need Checks & Balances?• One branch of government could take control like in: ➡ monarchy ➡ dictatorshiphttp://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htmhttp://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_adolf_hitler.htm#.T0gtvHKXQSEhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBurgerKing
    • 10. Where Do We Find this System?http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 11. Where Do We Find this System?• The Constitution http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 12. Where Do We Find this System?• The Constitution ➡ Created by our Founding Fathershttp://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 13. The Branches of Governmenthttp://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 14. The Branches of Government• The Executive Branch http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 15. The Branches of Government• The Executive Branch http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 16. The Branches of Government• The Executive Branch• The Legislative Branch http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 17. The Branches of Government• The Executive Branch• The Legislative Branch http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 18. The Branches of Government• The Executive Branch• The Legislative Branch• The Judicial Branch http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 19. The Branches of Government• The Executive Branch• The Legislative Branch• The Judicial Branch http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 20. Who is the Executive Branch?http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branchhttp://barackobamabiography.org/
    • 21. Who is the Executive Branch?• The President http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch http://barackobamabiography.org/
    • 22. Who is the Executive Branch?• The President http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch http://barackobamabiography.org/
    • 23. Who is the Executive Branch?• The President ➡ President’s Cabinet http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch http://barackobamabiography.org/
    • 24. Who is the Executive Branch?• The President ➡ President’s Cabinet ➡ Executive Office of President http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch http://barackobamabiography.org/
    • 25. Who is the Executive Branch?• The President ➡ President’s Cabinet ➡ Executive Office of President ➡ Vice President http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch http://barackobamabiography.org/
    • 26. What does theExecutive Branch Do? http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 27. What does theExecutive Branch Do?• Approves/Carries out Laws http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 28. What does theExecutive Branch Do?• Approves/Carries out Laws• Appoints/Removes Cabinet Members http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 29. What does theExecutive Branch Do?• Approves/Carries out Laws• Appoints/Removes Cabinet Members• Negotiates Treaties http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 30. What does theExecutive Branch Do?• Approves/Carries out Laws• Appoints/Removes Cabinet Members• Negotiates Treaties• Commander in Chief of Armed Forces http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 31. Executive Powers overthe Legislative Branchhttp://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 32. Executive Powers over the Legislative Branch1.Veto Power http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 33. Executive Powers over the Legislative Branch1.Veto Power2.Call special sessions of Congress http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 34. Executive Powers over the Legislative Branch1.Veto Power2.Call special sessions of Congress3.Recommend Legislation http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 35. Executive Powers over Judicial Branchhttp://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 36. Executive Powers over Judicial Branch1.Appoint Supreme Court/Federal judges http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 37. Who is the Legislative Branch?http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branchhttp://hmcasia.org/programs/senate-i-international-relations
    • 38. Who is the Legislative Branch?• Congress http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branch http://hmcasia.org/programs/senate-i-international-relations
    • 39. Who is the Legislative Branch?• Congress ➡ House of Representatives http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branch http://hmcasia.org/programs/senate-i-international-relations
    • 40. Who is the Legislative Branch?• Congress ➡ House of Representatives ➡ Senate http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branch http://hmcasia.org/programs/senate-i-international-relations
    • 41. Who is the Legislative Branch?• Congress ➡ House of Representatives ➡ Senate http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branch http://hmcasia.org/programs/senate-i-international-relations
    • 42. What Does the Houseof Representatives Do? http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 43. What Does the Houseof Representatives Do?• Make/Pass Laws http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 44. What Does the Houseof Representatives Do?• Make/Pass Laws• Based on state population http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 45. What Does the Senate Do? http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 46. What Does the Senate Do?• Make/Pass Laws http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 47. What Does the Senate Do?• Make/Pass Laws• Approves Nominations http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 48. What Does the Senate Do?• Make/Pass Laws• Approves Nominations• 100 Senators http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 49. What Does the Senate Do?• Make/Pass Laws• Approves Nominations• 100 Senators ➡ 2 per each state http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 50. Legislative Powers over Executive Branch http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 51. Legislative Powers over Executive Branch1.Override Presidential vetoes with a vote of 2/3 of the members http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 52. Legislative Powers over Executive Branch1.Override Presidential vetoes with a vote of 2/3 of the members2.Power over budget to fund executive actions http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 53. Legislative Powers over Executive Branch1.Override Presidential vetoes with a vote of 2/3 of the members2.Power over budget to fund executive actions3.Impeach the President http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 54. Legislative Powers over Executive Branch1.Override Presidential vetoes with a vote of 2/3 of the members2.Power over budget to fund executive actions3.Impeach the President4.Senate approves treaties http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 55. Legislative Powers over Executive Branch1.Override Presidential vetoes with a vote of 2/3 of the members2.Power over budget to fund executive actions3.Impeach the President4.Senate approves treaties5.Senate approves presidential appointments http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 56. Legislative Powers over Judicial Branch http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 57. Legislative Powers over Judicial Branch1.Creates lower courts http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 58. Legislative Powers over Judicial Branch1.Creates lower courts2.Impeach judges http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 59. Legislative Powers over Judicial Branch1.Creates lower courts2.Impeach judges3.Senate approves appointments of judges http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 60. Who is the Judicial Branch?http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/judicial-branchhttp://www.shmoop.com/judicial-branch/teaching.htmlhttp://www.worldofstock.com/stock_photos/CON2268.php
    • 61. Who is the Judicial Branch?• The Courts http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/judicial-branch http://www.shmoop.com/judicial-branch/teaching.html http://www.worldofstock.com/stock_photos/CON2268.php
    • 62. Who is the Judicial Branch?• The Courts http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/judicial-branch http://www.shmoop.com/judicial-branch/teaching.html http://www.worldofstock.com/stock_photos/CON2268.php
    • 63. Who is the Judicial Branch?• The Courts http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/judicial-branch http://www.shmoop.com/judicial-branch/teaching.html http://www.worldofstock.com/stock_photos/CON2268.php
    • 64. What Does the Judicial Branch Do? http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 65. What Does the Judicial Branch Do?• Interprets the Constitution http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 66. What Does the Judicial Branch Do?• Interprets the Constitution ➡ Interprets Laws http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
    • 67. Judicial Powers over Executive Branchhttp://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 68. Judicial Powers over Executive Branch1.Once appointed for life, executive branch has no control over the judges http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 69. Judicial Powers over Executive Branch1.Once appointed for life, executive branch has no control over the judges2.Judicial Review of executive actions http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 70. Judicial Powers over Legislative Branchhttp://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 71. Judicial Powers over Legislative Branch1.Judge legislative acts as unconstitutional http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/a/checks_balances.htm
    • 72. The System of Checks and Balances http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_13_Notes.htm
    • 73. Review Video• http://video.about.com/ americanhistory/Checks-and- Balances-in-the-U-S-- Government.htm
    • 74. Review Game• http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ usa_game/government/ checks_and_balances.htm