The American <br />Government <br />By: Ashley Hoffman<br />Technology in Education<br />8:00- 9:15<br />
What makes up our Government?<br />
Legislative Branch<br />United States Congress is part of this branch<br />Congress is made up of 2 houses:<br />House of ...
House of Representatives<br />Made up of 435 members <br />State population determines the number of representatives<br />...
The Senate<br />Total of100 Senators<br />2 from every state<br />Senators are elected every 6 years<br />Must be at least...
Jobs of the U.S. Congress<br />The House initiates revenue bills<br />The House impeaches Federal officials<br />The House...
The Process of making a Law<br />House of Representatives must pass the Bill with majority rule<br />The Senate must do th...
What is the main job of the Legislative branch?<br />To make the Laws<br />
What are the two parts of the Congress?<br />Senate<br />House of Representatives<br />
How long is the term for the Senate? For the House of Representatives?<br />Senate: 6 years<br />House of Representatives:...
The Judicial Branch<br />Members are appointed by the President<br />Main goal to enforce the laws passed by Congress<br /...
The Supreme Court<br />Only court established by the Constitution<br />Motto is “Equal Justice Under the Law”<br />Have po...
Supreme Court Justices<br />Nine Judges on the court<br />One chief judge and eight associate judges<br />Appointed by the...
How many Justices serve on the Supreme Court?<br />Nine<br />
What is the main job of the Judicial Branch?<br />Enforce the laws passed by congress<br />
The Executive Branch<br />Power is invested with the President<br />Job is to enforce the laws<br />The Cabinet is also pa...
The President<br />Commander in Chief<br />Elected by the people and electoral college<br />Must be at least 35 years old<...
The Vice President<br />Second in command<br />Takes over if something happens to the president<br />President chooses the...
Name at least 2 criteria in order to be president.<br />Must be at least 35<br />Must be at natural born citizen<br />Must...
Who is the President of the Senate?<br />The Vice-President<br />
Checks and Balances<br />Make sure that each branch is not too powerful<br />Each branch is restrained by the other two<br...
How does the government make sure that one branch does not become too powerful?<br />Checks and Balances<br />
Name one Checks and Balance.<br />The Executive Branch can veto laws made by the legislative branch<br />The Legislative B...
The End<br />
Credits<br />Government Information:<br />http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government<br />http://www.congressforkids.net<br ...
Credits Cont.<br />Picture of The White House:<br />http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu<br />Picture of the Presidenti...
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  1. 1. The American <br />Government <br />By: Ashley Hoffman<br />Technology in Education<br />8:00- 9:15<br />
  2. 2. What makes up our Government?<br />
  3. 3. Legislative Branch<br />United States Congress is part of this branch<br />Congress is made up of 2 houses:<br />House of Representatives<br />Senate<br />Main goal of this branch is to make Laws<br />Members are elected by the people<br />
  4. 4. House of Representatives<br />Made up of 435 members <br />State population determines the number of representatives<br />Members are elected every 2 years<br />Must be at least 25 years old<br />Must be a U.S citizen for 7 years<br />Must live in the state they are elected in<br />
  5. 5. The Senate<br />Total of100 Senators<br />2 from every state<br />Senators are elected every 6 years<br />Must be at least 30 years old<br />Must be a U.S citizen for 9 years<br />Must live in the state that they are representing<br />
  6. 6. Jobs of the U.S. Congress<br />The House initiates revenue bills<br />The House impeaches Federal officials<br />The House elects the president in case of a tie<br /> Senate tries Impeachment Cases<br />Senate confirms the justices appointed <br />
  7. 7. The Process of making a Law<br />House of Representatives must pass the Bill with majority rule<br />The Senate must do the same<br />President can either pass or veto the Bill<br />Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 majority in both the Senate and House<br />Video:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJL2Uuv-oQ<br />
  8. 8. What is the main job of the Legislative branch?<br />To make the Laws<br />
  9. 9. What are the two parts of the Congress?<br />Senate<br />House of Representatives<br />
  10. 10. How long is the term for the Senate? For the House of Representatives?<br />Senate: 6 years<br />House of Representatives: 2 years<br />
  11. 11. The Judicial Branch<br />Members are appointed by the President<br />Main goal to enforce the laws passed by Congress<br />Make decisions on Legal Cases<br />Supreme Court heads the Judicial Branch<br />Court is run by Justices <br />
  12. 12. The Supreme Court<br />Only court established by the Constitution<br />Motto is “Equal Justice Under the Law”<br />Have power to decide if federal, state, and local governments are acting within the law<br />Decisions of this court are final<br />
  13. 13. Supreme Court Justices<br />Nine Judges on the court<br />One chief judge and eight associate judges<br />Appointed by the president<br />Approved by Senate<br />No age requirement<br />Justices remain in office for life or until they resign<br />
  14. 14. How many Justices serve on the Supreme Court?<br />Nine<br />
  15. 15. What is the main job of the Judicial Branch?<br />Enforce the laws passed by congress<br />
  16. 16. The Executive Branch<br />Power is invested with the President<br />Job is to enforce the laws<br />The Cabinet is also part of this branch<br />Made of 15 executive departments<br />Presidents closest confidants<br />Ex: Department of Education, Department of Agriculture<br />Federal Agencies help in enforcing the laws<br />
  17. 17. The President<br />Commander in Chief<br />Elected by the people and electoral college<br />Must be at least 35 years old<br />Must be a natural U.S. born citizen<br />Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years<br />Serve 4 year terms<br />Can be reelected for a second term<br />
  18. 18. The Vice President<br />Second in command<br />Takes over if something happens to the president<br />President chooses the Vice President<br />Elected by the Electoral College<br />Is the president of the Senate<br />
  19. 19. Name at least 2 criteria in order to be president.<br />Must be at least 35<br />Must be at natural born citizen<br />Must live in the U.S. for 14 years<br />
  20. 20. Who is the President of the Senate?<br />The Vice-President<br />
  21. 21. Checks and Balances<br />Make sure that each branch is not too powerful<br />Each branch is restrained by the other two<br />Also known as the separation of powers<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. How does the government make sure that one branch does not become too powerful?<br />Checks and Balances<br />
  24. 24. Name one Checks and Balance.<br />The Executive Branch can veto laws made by the legislative branch<br />The Legislative Branch can reject Judicial nominations<br />The Judicial Branch can declare actions of the Executive Branch unconstitutional<br />
  25. 25. The End<br />
  26. 26. Credits<br />Government Information:<br />http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government<br />http://www.congressforkids.net<br />Picture of Congress:<br />http://www.treehugger.com/obama-next-100-congress.jpg<br />House of Representatives Shield:<br />http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/lessons/house_large_seal.gif<br />U.S. Senate Shield:<br />http://thirdcoastdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/US-Senate.gif<br />Picture of the Supreme Court:<br />http://law.marquette.edu<br />Supreme Court Shield:<br />http://feministcampus.blogspot.com<br />
  27. 27. Credits Cont.<br />Picture of The White House:<br />http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu<br />Picture of the Presidential Seal:<br />http://valpo.edu<br />Government Breakdown:<br />http://sheehansocialstudies.com<br />Picture of President Obama:<br />http://topnews.in<br />Picture Of Vice President:<br />http://babble.com<br />How a Bill become Law Video:<br />www.youtube.com<br />Picture of the Constitution:<br />http://theblogprof.blogspot.com<br />

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