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The three branches

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The three branches

  1. 1. The Three Branches Article 1: Legislative Branch <ul><li>Give three examples of specific powers of Congress: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrow money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To declare war </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Legislative Branch <ul><li>Give two examples of a general power of Congress: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Welfare and provide defense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary and Proper Clause: make laws necessary and proper to maintain the general welfare and defense </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Legislative Branch <ul><li>What does bicameral mean: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. 2 houses </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Legislative Branch <ul><li>List two houses of Congress: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House of Representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Article 2: Executive Branch <ul><li>5. Power given to the Executive Branch could best be carried out by a SINGLE person. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Article 2: Executive Branch <ul><li>List 3 examples of powers that would be best carried out by a single person: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforce laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make treaties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veto bills-SAY NO </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Article 2: Executive Branch <ul><li>Which of the last powers means to say no? </li></ul><ul><li>a. Veto Bills </li></ul>
  8. 8. Article 2: Executive Branch <ul><li>Which one of the last powers is an example of checks and balances: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Veto Bills-who does this keep in check? Legislative brach </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Article 2: Executive Branch <ul><li>9. The president is not chosen directly by the people . The people choose the candidates for the election. Electors are people chosen by the state to choose the president. As a group they are called the electoral college . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Article 3: Judicial Branch <ul><li>Why are Justices not elected: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Because they are to be independent from politics to keep their decisions from being influenced by other branches of government. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Judicial Branch <ul><li>List 2 qualifications for being a Supreme Court Justice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appointed by President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve for life-with no felonies on your record. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Judicial Branch <ul><li>Define Original Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a . Cases that proceed directly to the Supreme Court </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Judicial Branch <ul><li>What is the power of Judicial Review: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. This is a check and balance that decide if a law is constitutional or not. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Judicial Branch <ul><li>What does Article VI of the Constitution contain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. The supremacy clause </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Judicial Branch <ul><li>15. The Constitution states in the Supremacy Clause that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Judicial Branch <ul><li>What does interpreting the Constitution mean: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. How the Supreme Court Decides what it means </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Judicial Branch <ul><li>3 ways the Supreme Court Decides what the Constitution means. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide the meaning of the language of the Constitution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The intention of the framers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic values and principles </li></ul></ul>

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