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  1. 1. United States Government Begin SS-05-1.2.1 Students will identify the three branches of the U.S. Government, explain the basic duties of each branch (executive-enforce the laws, legislative-make the laws, judicial- interpret the laws) and identify important national/federal offices/leaders, (President, Vice-President, Congress, House, Senate, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, judges) associated with each branch.
  2. 2. Let’s Learn… Would you like to… Learn about our government? OR Test your knowledge?
  3. 3. Let’s learn about our government… <ul><li>The United States was officially established in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which freed our country from England’s rule </li></ul><ul><li>From this point forward, this country was known as the thirteen colonies and were governed individually </li></ul><ul><li>In 1787, the Constitutional Convention met to write a Constitution for our country </li></ul><ul><li>In 1789, the U.S. Constitution was finalized, and George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more history about the United States Capitol Building, click on the flag below… </li></ul>A brief history of the United States of America Next
  4. 4. Let’s learn about our government (continued)… The U.S. Constitution breaks the government into three parts that all share equal powers. Click on the buildings to learn more about each part. The 3 Branches of Government Next Take Quiz
  5. 5. Legislative Branch <ul><li>The most important responsibility of this branch of government is to make the laws of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Congress and other agencies make up the Legislative Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Congress has two parts – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The House of Representatives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Senate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Back to Branches
  6. 6. Executive Branch <ul><li>The most important responsibility of this branch of government is to enforce the laws </li></ul><ul><li>The President, Vice President, and other members of the Cabinet make up this branch </li></ul>Back to Branches
  7. 7. Judicial Branch <ul><li>The Judicial Branch’s primary responsibility is to make judgments about the law. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some of these judgments include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What the meaning of a law is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to appropriately apply a law </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If a law violates the rules set in the Constitution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, plays a vital role to this part of government </li></ul>Back to Branches
  8. 8. Our Government Today <ul><li>Today, the president of our country is Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He will be president until 2012, when there will be a new election </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Vice President is Joe Biden </li></ul>Next
  9. 9. What do you know about the U.S. Government? Take the quiz!!
  10. 10. When did the United States become an independent country? <ul><li>In 1500 </li></ul><ul><li>It has always been independent </li></ul><ul><li>In 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  11. 11. Correct! Next Question
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  13. 13. Who was the first president of the United States? <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington </li></ul>
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  16. 16. How many branches of government are there? <ul><li>five </li></ul><ul><li>three </li></ul><ul><li>one </li></ul><ul><li>two </li></ul>
  17. 17. Correct! Next Question
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  19. 19. What is the primary responsibility of the Legislative Branch? <ul><li>To enforce laws </li></ul><ul><li>To make laws </li></ul><ul><li>To make judgments about the laws </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  20. 20. Correct! Next Question
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  22. 22. Which of the following makes up the Legislative Branch? <ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Court </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul>
  23. 23. Correct! Next Question
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  25. 25. Which of the following is a primary responsibility of the Executive Branch? <ul><li>To enforce the laws </li></ul><ul><li>To make all decisions in the country </li></ul><ul><li>To judge the laws </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
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  28. 28. Which of the following makes up the Executive Branch of Government? <ul><li>Congress </li></ul><ul><li>The President </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Court </li></ul><ul><li>Police Officers </li></ul>
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  31. 31. Who makes up the Judicial Branch of government? <ul><li>Supreme Court </li></ul><ul><li>Local courts </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul>
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  34. 34. Who is the president and vice president of our country? <ul><li>Bill Clinton & Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>George W. Bush & Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Clinton & Dick Cheney </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama & Joe Biden </li></ul>
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  37. 37. In what year will there be a new election for president? <ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>2012 </li></ul><ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul>
  38. 38. Correct! Next
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  40. 40. Congratulations! You have completed the quiz on U.S. Government!