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Constitution This document establishes the basic principles of the American government.  Power and duties are divided amon...
Executive Branch  President  Vice President  Departments Independent / Agencies
Executive  <ul><li>President:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader of the country and commander of the military.  </li></ul></ul>...
Legislative Branch Congress House of  Representatives  Senate
Legislative Branch  <ul><li>The House of Representative and the Senate (Congress) make up the legislative branch of govern...
Judicial Branch The judicial branch   of government is made up of the court system. The Supreme Court is the highest court...
White Team  (Executive Branch)   <ul><li>The main job of this branch of government is to_____ </li></ul><ul><li>Who are th...
Red Team  (Legislative Branch)  <ul><li>The main job of this part of the government is to _______ </li></ul><ul><li>This g...
Blue Team   (Judicial Branch)  <ul><li>Judicial is another word for ______ </li></ul><ul><li>The judicial branch works in ...
Essential /Unit /Content  Content Question What are the branches of Government?  What is the election process?  Who makes ...
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  1. 1. Constitution This document establishes the basic principles of the American government. Power and duties are divided amongst the three branches of government Executive Judicial Legislative
  2. 2. Executive Branch President Vice President Departments Independent / Agencies
  3. 3. Executive <ul><li>President: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader of the country and commander of the military. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vice President: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President of the Senate and becomes President if </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the President can no longer do the job. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Departments: </li></ul><ul><li>Department heads advise the President on issues and help carry out policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Agencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help carry out policy or provide special services. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Legislative Branch Congress House of Representatives Senate
  5. 5. Legislative Branch <ul><li>The House of Representative and the Senate (Congress) make up the legislative branch of government. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress has the power to make laws. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Judicial Branch The judicial branch of government is made up of the court system. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Courts decide arguments about the meaning of laws, how they are applied, and whether they break the rules of the Constitution.
  7. 7. White Team (Executive Branch) <ul><li>The main job of this branch of government is to_____ </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the leaders of this branch? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a cabinet? </li></ul><ul><li>Name 5 Cabinet jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the 1 st lady? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Red Team (Legislative Branch) <ul><li>The main job of this part of the government is to _______ </li></ul><ul><li>This group of legislators is called the </li></ul><ul><li>How many senators aree there? </li></ul><ul><li>Does every state always have the same number of senators? </li></ul><ul><li>How many Representatives are there? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the names of Massachusetts Senators and Representatives </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blue Team (Judicial Branch) <ul><li>Judicial is another word for ______ </li></ul><ul><li>The judicial branch works in what building </li></ul><ul><li>What does the words equal justice mean? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the names of the leaders of this branch of government </li></ul><ul><li>How do these people get chosen for this position? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Essential /Unit /Content Content Question What are the branches of Government? What is the election process? Who makes the laws? Why is it important to vote? Name the two major political parties in the U.S. The U.S.Congress is made up of what two bodies?? Content Questions The Present belongs to what Branch? What is a Bill? What is a Democracy? Can anyone vote in an election? What is the role of the Supreme Court? How many Representatives does Massachusetts have in the House of Representatives? Why do we have three branches of government? Unit Questions What makes up our Government? Essential Questions

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