The Great Civics PowerPoint
David Freeman

Amendments
General Knowledge
What are the colors of our flag?
The colors of our flag are red,

, and blue.
How many stars are there in our flag?
What color are the stars on our flag?
What do the stars on the flag mean?
50 states in the union

The number has been
changed with every
addition, soon we might...
How many stripes are there in the
flag?
What color are the stripes?

&
What do the stripes on the flag mean?
They represent

The 13 Original
Colonies
What is the 4th of July?
Celebration for America’s Independence
Independence from whom?
Who was the first President of the
United States?

George Washington
Who is the President of the United
States today?

Barack Obama
Who is the Vice-President of the
United States today?

Joe Biden
Who elects the President of the United
States?

The Electoral College
(duh)
Who becomes the President of the
United States if the President should
die?
Vice President, taking over is one of their tw...
For how long do we elect the
President?
What is the Constitution?
(aka The Supreme Law)
A document of the basic principles of American
government, including basic...
What is an amendment?
A change in the constitution
• Currently there are 27 amendments
• Nothing is ever deleted, all chan...
What are the three branches of our
government?
Legislative Branch

Makes
laws, treaties, determines
budget, etc.
Consists of Congress – the House of Reps
and the Senate
House of
Representatives

Senate

Representatives from each
state, based on population
-The power to impeach
-Focuses on b...
Can you name the two senators from
your state?

John Boozman

Mark Pryor
Back to Branches
Executive Branch

Enforces the law
Contains the President, his/her executive
office, vice-president, the cabinet, and all
...
Judicial Branch

Evaluates the law
Contains the courts, ruled by the Supreme
Court
What are the duties of the Supreme
Court?
•
•
•
•

Declaring laws unconstitutional
Ruling on federal cases
Interpreting th...
Who is the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court?

John G. Roberts
How many Supreme Court justices are
there?
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me
death."?

Patrick Henry
Which countries were our enemies
during World War II?

Germany

Japan

Italy
What are the 49th and 50th states of
the Union?

Hawaii

Alaska
What is the head executive of a state
government called?
What is the head executive of a city
government called?
What holiday was celebrated for the
first time by American colonists?

Giving thanks for the harvest
4th Thursday of Novem...
What is the basic belief of the
Declaration of Independence?
All Men are
Created Equal
What is the national anthem of the
United States?
The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key
Written after seeing our ...
What is the minimum voting age in the
United States?

Remember, voting is our
MOST important right
Who was President during the Civil
War?

Abraham Lincoln
What special group advises the
President?

The Cabinet
What Immigration and Naturalization
Service form is used to apply to
become a naturalized citizen?
Where is the White House located?
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.
In what month is the new President
inaugurated?

Lame Duck Period: Time between when
new President gets elected in Nov. an...
13 Original Colonies
• Virginia

• North Carolina

• Massachusetts

• South Carolina

• New Hampshire

• New Jersey

• Mar...
List of Succession
1.

Vice President

10.

Secretary of Commerce

2.

Speaker of the House

11.

Secretary of Labor

3.

...
The Departments
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Department of Agriculture – farming, agriculture, and food
Department of Co...
The Amendments
Bill of Rights
1. Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and Speech
2. The freedom to bea...
The Amendments
11-20
11. You cannot sue another state except with permission by that
state’s judicial system.
12. The elec...
The Amendments
20-27
21. It is no longer illegal to drink Alcohol. The 18th
amendment is struck down.
22. A president can ...
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  1. 1. The Great Civics PowerPoint David Freeman Amendments General Knowledge
  2. 2. What are the colors of our flag? The colors of our flag are red, , and blue.
  3. 3. How many stars are there in our flag?
  4. 4. What color are the stars on our flag?
  5. 5. What do the stars on the flag mean? 50 states in the union The number has been changed with every addition, soon we might have 51 for Puerto Rico
  6. 6. How many stripes are there in the flag?
  7. 7. What color are the stripes? &
  8. 8. What do the stripes on the flag mean? They represent The 13 Original Colonies
  9. 9. What is the 4th of July? Celebration for America’s Independence
  10. 10. Independence from whom?
  11. 11. Who was the first President of the United States? George Washington
  12. 12. Who is the President of the United States today? Barack Obama
  13. 13. Who is the Vice-President of the United States today? Joe Biden
  14. 14. Who elects the President of the United States? The Electoral College (duh)
  15. 15. Who becomes the President of the United States if the President should die? Vice President, taking over is one of their two official jobs, the other being President of the Senate. Full list of succession
  16. 16. For how long do we elect the President?
  17. 17. What is the Constitution? (aka The Supreme Law) A document of the basic principles of American government, including basic rights and freedoms. The Preamble - Introduction to the Constitution • Written by Thomas Jefferson in 1778, but very strongly based off of works by John Locke
  18. 18. What is an amendment? A change in the constitution • Currently there are 27 amendments • Nothing is ever deleted, all changes are added on Full list of amendments
  19. 19. What are the three branches of our government?
  20. 20. Legislative Branch Makes laws, treaties, determines budget, etc. Consists of Congress – the House of Reps and the Senate
  21. 21. House of Representatives Senate Representatives from each state, based on population -The power to impeach -Focuses on budget 435 reps, but number can change 2 year terms, no max Each state gets 2 senators, no matter population -The power to appoint -Focuses on foreign affairs 100 senators always 6 year terms, no max
  22. 22. Can you name the two senators from your state? John Boozman Mark Pryor Back to Branches
  23. 23. Executive Branch Enforces the law Contains the President, his/her executive office, vice-president, the cabinet, and all of the Departments Back to Branches
  24. 24. Judicial Branch Evaluates the law Contains the courts, ruled by the Supreme Court
  25. 25. What are the duties of the Supreme Court? • • • • Declaring laws unconstitutional Ruling on federal cases Interpreting the meaning of the law Ruling how laws should be applied
  26. 26. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? John G. Roberts
  27. 27. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
  28. 28. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death."? Patrick Henry
  29. 29. Which countries were our enemies during World War II? Germany Japan Italy
  30. 30. What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union? Hawaii Alaska
  31. 31. What is the head executive of a state government called?
  32. 32. What is the head executive of a city government called?
  33. 33. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonists? Giving thanks for the harvest 4th Thursday of November in US 2nd Monday of October in Canada
  34. 34. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence? All Men are Created Equal
  35. 35. What is the national anthem of the United States? The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key Written after seeing our flag still standing as opposed to Great Britain’s (showing that we kept control) after the bombardment of Ft. McHenry during the war of 1812
  36. 36. What is the minimum voting age in the United States? Remember, voting is our MOST important right
  37. 37. Who was President during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
  38. 38. What special group advises the President? The Cabinet
  39. 39. What Immigration and Naturalization Service form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?
  40. 40. Where is the White House located? 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.
  41. 41. In what month is the new President inaugurated? Lame Duck Period: Time between when new President gets elected in Nov. and old President moves out in Jan. 20th Amendment
  42. 42. 13 Original Colonies • Virginia • North Carolina • Massachusetts • South Carolina • New Hampshire • New Jersey • Maryland • New York • Connecticut • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • Georgia (everyone forgets this one) • Delaware Back to General Knowledge
  43. 43. List of Succession 1. Vice President 10. Secretary of Commerce 2. Speaker of the House 11. Secretary of Labor 3. President pro tempore of the Senate 12. Secretary of Health and Human Services 4. Secretary of State 13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 5. Secretary of Treasury 6. Secretary of Defense 14. 15. Secretary of Transportation Secretary of Energy 7. Attorney General 16. Secretary of Education 8. Secretary of the Interior 17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs 9. Secretary of Agriculture 18. Secretary of Homeland Security Back to General Knowledge
  44. 44. The Departments • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Department of Agriculture – farming, agriculture, and food Department of Commerce – improving living standards Department of Defense – security of country and deterring war Department of Education – promoting student achievement Department of Energy – advancing energy security Department of Health and Human Services – protecting health and providing essential human services Department of Homeland Security – preventing and disrupting terrorist attacks Department of Housing and Urban Development – policies and programs addressing housing needs Department of the Interior – wildlife and natural recourse preservation Department of Justice – defending the US’s interests according to the law Department of Labor – ensuring a strong workforce Department of State – foreign policy Department of Transportation – ensuring fast, safe, and efficient transportation Department of Treasury – promoting economic prosperity and soundness Department of Veterans Affairs – Benefits for veterans and their families Back to Executive Branch
  45. 45. The Amendments Bill of Rights 1. Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and Speech 2. The freedom to bear arms 3. No military in your home except in war time. 4. No unreasonable searches 5. The right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself 6. The right to a speedy and public trial 7. The right to a jury trial in civil matters of $20 and over. 8. The right to fair fines and bail. No cruel and unusual punishment 9. Individual Rights. Rights that are not in the constitution are still rights given to citizens. 10. State Rights. Any right not given in the constitution is given to the states to legislate. Back to Title Page Back to “What is an Amendment?”
  46. 46. The Amendments 11-20 11. You cannot sue another state except with permission by that state’s judicial system. 12. The electoral college must have two separate elections for president and vice president 13. Emancipation. All slaves are free. 14. Foreign born citizens can vote 15. All men get the right to vote – including ex-slaves 16. The Federal Income Tax is established 17. The people elect their own US senators 18. Alcohol is prohibited 19. Women get the right to vote 20. January 20th is the day that a new president takes office Back to Title Page Back to “What is an Amendment?”
  47. 47. The Amendments 20-27 21. It is no longer illegal to drink Alcohol. The 18th amendment is struck down. 22. A president can only have 2 terms in office. 23. Washington DC can vote for the president 24. You may not charge people money so that they can register to vote. 25. Lays down the rules for who becomes president if the president dies/resigns etc. 26. You can vote at the age of 18. 27. Congressmen cannot vote to give themselves a raise in the same term. Back to Title Page Back to “What is an Amendment?”

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