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TN Economy and Government

  1. 1. Economy and Government
  2. 2. Economy
  3. 3. Tennessee’s Economy <ul><li>Nearly half of Tennessee's land is farmland (11.9 million acres) However, Farming plays a small role in the state’s economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Beef and cattle are the major source of farm income in Tennessee today, with tobacco as the chief money crop, followed by hay, cotton and corn. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, Tennessee is also one of the nations top providers of hardwood. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Made in Tennessee <ul><li>Leading Farm Products and Crops </li></ul><ul><li>Cattle and Calves </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Hay </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Horses </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy Products </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits and Vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Hogs </li></ul><ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul><ul><li>Other Products Produced in TN </li></ul><ul><li>Hardwood Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Fabricated Metals </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial and Commercial Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber and Plastics </li></ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Equipment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tennessee Natural Resources <ul><li>Coal </li></ul><ul><li>Limestone </li></ul><ul><li>Marble </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphate Rock </li></ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Stone </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc </li></ul>
  6. 6. Government
  7. 7. Tennessee Statehood <ul><li>On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16 th state of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>The state capital of Tennessee is Nashville. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tennessee Government <ul><li>Local Government </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee has 95 counties, including Davidson Co., the government of which is combined with that of the city of Nashville. Most of the counties are governed by a county court. A majority of the state's 336 municipalities employ the mayor-council form of government. </li></ul><ul><li>National Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee elects two senators and nine representatives to the U.S. Congress. The state has 11 electoral votes in presidential elections. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tennessee 3 Branches of government <ul><li>Before you learn about Tennessee's 3 branches of government let’s watch a quick video on the 3 branches of government. </li></ul>
  10. 10. TN’s Executive Branch <ul><li>The chief executive of Tennessee is a governor, who is popularly elected to a 4-year term. The governor may serve an unlimited number of terms, but not more than two in succession. The Speaker of the state Senate succeeds the governor should the latter resign, die, or be removed from office. The legislature elects the state's secretary of state, treasurer, and comptroller, and the Tennessee Supreme Court chooses the state's attorney general. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Review <ul><li>The governor is the chief executive officer of the state. </li></ul><ul><li>The governor is elected for a for year term and must be at least thirty years old. The governor can only serve a maximum of 2 consecutive terms. (That is 8 years) </li></ul><ul><li>TN Current Governor </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Bredesen </li></ul>
  12. 12. TN’s Legislative Branch <ul><li>The bicameral Tennessee General Assembly is made up of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The 33 members of the Senate are popularly elected to 4-year terms, and the 99 members of the House are popularly elected to 2-year terms. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Let’s Review <ul><li>The legislative branch consists of what is called the General Assembly. </li></ul><ul><li>The general assembly consists of a senate and a house of representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 33 senators who serve 4 year terms , and 99 representatives who serve 2 year terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither of these two positions have a term limit. </li></ul>
  14. 14. TN’s Judicial Branch <ul><li>Tennessee's highest court, the supreme court, is composed of 5 justices. The two intermediate tribunals are the court of appeals, composed of 12 judges, and the court of criminal appeals, made up of 9 judges. The major trial courts are the chancery courts, with 33 judges, and the circuit courts, with 105 judges. Supreme court justices and major trial court judges are popularly elected to office. Intermediate appeals court judges are initially appointed by the governor and must be popularly elected to additional terms. All judges serve 8-year terms. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Let’s Review <ul><li>Tennessee’s highest court is the supreme court. It reviews civil and criminal cases that are appealed form lower courts. The court appoints a attorney general who serves one eight year term. </li></ul><ul><li>The TN supreme court consists of 5 justices who also serve one 8 year term. </li></ul><ul><li>However, there are 12 judges on the state court appeals. </li></ul><ul><li>TN has 31 judicial districts </li></ul>