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Podunk High School Fall 2008 Mr. Costello American Government
American Government Checks and Balances: The Separation of Powers
Why Three Branches of Government and the Bill of Rights
Separation of Powers <ul><li>What can you tell me about government in relation to the separation of powers and checks and ...
U.S. Constitution <ul><li>Seven Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Three primary Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles I, II, III mo...
Article I United States Congress <ul><li>Enacts Law </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into two sides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House o...
Articles II Executive Branch <ul><li>Enforces Law </li></ul><ul><li>President  </li></ul><ul><li>Departments </li></ul><ul...
Article III Judiciary <ul><li>Interprets Law </li></ul><ul><li>9 Justices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Chief Justice </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Podunk High School Fall 2008 Mr. Costello American Government
  2. 2. American Government Checks and Balances: The Separation of Powers
  3. 3. Why Three Branches of Government and the Bill of Rights
  4. 4. Separation of Powers <ul><li>What can you tell me about government in relation to the separation of powers and checks and balances by looking at this photograph? </li></ul>
  5. 5. U.S. Constitution <ul><li>Seven Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Three primary Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles I, II, III most important. </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of articles, sections and clauses. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Article I United States Congress <ul><li>Enacts Law </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into two sides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House of Representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Represents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House/People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>435 based on pop. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate/States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100/2 per state. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Viewed as most important </li></ul><ul><li>Holds purse strings </li></ul><ul><li>Can declare war </li></ul>
  7. 7. Articles II Executive Branch <ul><li>Enforces Law </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 terms only </li></ul>
  8. 8. Article III Judiciary <ul><li>Interprets Law </li></ul><ul><li>9 Justices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Chief Justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Associates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why 9? </li></ul><ul><li>Length of term? </li></ul>
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