CE 6: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government.  Describe/explain why government i...
4. Describe the separate powers held by each of the three branches of the government.                                     ...
CE 6A & 7A - Fill in the blankThe Legislative branch on the national level consists of_________________, a ___________legi...
CE 6C. How a bill becomes a law. For this example the bill will start in the House of Representatives.                    ...
5  PresidentDecide which step in the law-making process is being described in questions 1-5.1. _____________________ The p...
What are the primary issues facing state legislators?____________________  Education     To promote active, informed citiz...
Branches of         Local Government                 VA Government               National GovernmentGovernment            ...
(CE 2d) Complete the chart involving the two steps in amending the Constitution: (Chp.3, pg. 83)
How many amendments are there to the Constitution? _______                                                          27Why...
CE6d. Match the seven roles of the president to the example.1. Chief Legislator                The President meets with Co...
CE 7a Virginia Executive BranchThe                                        power in VA is exercised by thegovernor, who is ...
CE 9. Match following words to the definitions.1.     Mass Media                  mechanism of communication, including  t...
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  1. 1. CE 6: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government. Describe/explain why government is necessary. Governemnts are necessary to provide basic security, keep public order, etc Write the term on the line with the appropriate definition/description.1. Any power not given to the national government within the Constitution is reserved for the ________as guaranteed by the ______ Amendment in the Bill of Rights. states 10th2. _____________________ is a form of government in which power is divided Federalism between the federal, or national, government and the states. Expressed Powers3. ______________________ are powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in the Constitution.4. ______________________ are powers that the Constitution does not give to the Reserved Powers national government that are kept by the states.5. ______________________ are powers that are shared by the state and federal Concurrent Powers governments. local6. __________ governments get their power from the state.7. __________________________ is the division of authority among legislative, Separation of powers executive, and judicial branches.Write the words national, state, or both (if it’s national and state) next to the appropriate governmentresponsibility. National -expressed•__________________ conduct foreign policy Both - concurrent•__________________ promotes public health, safety, and welfare National -expressed•__________________ regulates commerce (between states and with foreign nations) Both - concurrent•__________________ collect taxes National -expressed•__________________ coin and print money•__________________ conduct elections State - Reserved
  2. 2. 4. Describe the separate powers held by each of the three branches of the government. Executive powers OVER The legislative branch 1. vetoes acts of Congress 2. calls Congress into special session 3. Prepares the annual budget for Congress to approve 4. Proposes legislation The judicial branchLegislative powers OVER 1. appoints federal judges The executive branch Judicial powers OVER 1. overrides vetoes The legislative branch 2. impeaches a 1. declares laws President unconstitutionalThe judicial branch 1. impeaches federal The executive branch judges 1. declares 2. approves federal executive acts judges unconstitutional
  3. 3. CE 6A & 7A - Fill in the blankThe Legislative branch on the national level consists of_________________, a ___________legislature (meaning it has two Congress bicameralhouses) Representatives•The House of __________________ has ________ members. The number 435of representatives each state has is based on__________________________. population•The _____________ has _______ members. Each state gets ______ Senate 100 2senators. General AssemblyThe Legislative branch of Virginia is the _______________________. It isalso a ______________ legislature. It consists of the bicameral________________________ and the Virginia Senate House of Delegates ,that meets annually for a fixed number of days. CE 6C. How a Bill Becomes a Law Mnemonic device for a bill becoming a law. Introduction Ice- _______________________ Committee Cream-_____________________ Debate Dishes (are)-________________ Very- Vote in both houses Pretty- President OR Good - Governor
  4. 4. CE 6C. How a bill becomes a law. For this example the bill will start in the House of Representatives. Number1. Bill is introduced in the House and given a ____________. Committee The Committee2. Bill is sent to ____________ for study. ______________collects information, holds hearings, suggests changes. If approved, bill is sent to the full House. And voted on! Debated3. The bill is read and __________on the House floor. If approved, the Senate bill is sent to the ___________.4. ___________ committee resolves differences between the House and Conference Revised Senate versions of the bill. __________ bill is sent back to both houses. MUST BE IN IDENTICAL FORM5. House and Senate vote on final passage. Approved bill is sent to the President ___________. President6. ____________signs or vetoes the bill, or allows it to become law without signing it. Congress can override a veto by a 2/3 ----____________vote in both houses.
  5. 5. 5 PresidentDecide which step in the law-making process is being described in questions 1-5.1. _____________________ The president vetoed the new social security law. 1 Introduces2. _____________________ Congresswoman Mikulski explains her new bill to clean up the 2 Committee Chesapeake Bay.3. _____________________ The education committee examines the plan to improve national 3 Debate education standards.4. _____________________ Congressman Eric Cantor urges all of the representatives in the House to support a bill to provide more funding for the troops in Afghanistan.5. ____________________ Both houses of Congress passed the new annual budget bill and it 4 Vote became law. CE 7C - Explain how a bill becomes a law in Virginia 1. Introduced in the House of Delegates or the VA Senate 2. Sent to Committee 3. Debated on the floor (of originating house) 4. Voted on by originating House (then sent to the other house to repeat steps 1-3, if changes are made they are worked on in conference committee, the identical bill is sent to the Governor) 5. The Governor may sign the bill into law or veto
  6. 6. What are the primary issues facing state legislators?____________________ Education To promote active, informed citizensExample?____________________ Health To promote and protect Virginian’s healthExample?____________________ Environment To protect natural resourcesExample? Budget____________________ To approve a biennial (two year) budget prepared by the GovernorExample?____________________ Taxes To levy and collect taxesExamples?
  7. 7. Branches of Local Government VA Government National GovernmentGovernment makes laws for VA approves annual budget Legislative approves annual budget approves biennial declares war makes ordinances for budget US Congress the community VA General Assembly makes laws for the nation raises revenue raises revenue through approves presidential through taxes and taxes and other levies appointments other levies exercises power under raises revenue through Board of Supervisors the 10th amendment taxes and other levies city or county managers prepares annual budget for Executive Executes laws of VA, hired by local legislatures Congress prepares biennial budget County Executive appoints cabinet officers, for General Assembly elected or appointed ambassadors, federal judges grants pardons administers federal by Board of Governor bureaucracy Supervisors grants pardons President local courts-hear Supreme Court- has Supreme Court-has power of Judicial cases under authority power of judicial review judicial review of state over state laws US Supreme Court VA Supreme Court try cases involving US circuit courts-try civil Constitution and criminal cases
  8. 8. (CE 2d) Complete the chart involving the two steps in amending the Constitution: (Chp.3, pg. 83)
  9. 9. How many amendments are there to the Constitution? _______ 27Why? Because times change and the needs of the country changeWhat is the process for amending the Constitution of Virginia? Proposal by 2/3rd of Both Houses of Congress or State Legislatures and Ratification by 3/4th of State Legislatures or State Ratification Conventions.Why did the founding fathers make the process for amending TheConstitution difficult? While they wanted the Constitution to change as the country changed, they recognized the need to ensure that the changes would not be a whim and would represent the true will of the people. They feared a document that was easily change would not be respected in the long runWhy do you think STATES have the FINAL say on amending TheConstitution? The Constitution get it authority to govern from the consent of the governed and places limits on the government, so any changes should come from the people
  10. 10. CE6d. Match the seven roles of the president to the example.1. Chief Legislator The President meets with Congressional leaders to discuss a major bill.2. Commander in Chief The President discusses plans for a possiblewar in Iraq with the Secretary of Defense.3. Chief Executive The President appoints Hillary Clinton asSecretary of State.4. Chief of State The President lights the national Christmastree on the day after Thanksgiving.5. Chief of Party The President holds a fundraising dinner tostart financing the campaigns of many prominent Republicans.6. Chief Citizen The president makes recycling mandatory inthe White House7. Chief Diplomat The President travels to Great Britain tomeet with David Cameron, the English Prime Minister, to talk about a possibletreaty.•Who helps the president carry out laws? The Presidents cabinet departments, agencies and regulatory groups {Federal Bureaucracy}.
  11. 11. CE 7a Virginia Executive BranchThe power in VA is exercised by thegovernor, who is elected for a year term of office. The governorappoints members of the who oversee specific functions ofthe government.The Lieutenant and the attorneyare Virginia executive branch officers who are for a year term of office. And GovernorCE 6d The Executive Branch influences policymaking:The President….. There are 4 ways the President may influence publicpolicy: Appealing directly to the people• __Making television speech and encourage citizens to contact theirrepresentatives and senators and ask them to vote in favor of plan.•__Proposing legislation in the Annual State of the Union AddressUses State of the Union/Commonwealth to describe goals for the year. Appointing Officials to help carry out laws•__Appoints cabinet officials, judges and others to further his ideas forlegislation.•__Approving or vetoing legislationApproves laws they agree with and vetoes those they do not support.
  12. 12. CE 9. Match following words to the definitions.1. Mass Media mechanism of communication, including television, radio, newspapers, Internet, etc.2. Public Policy the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem3. Public Opinion the ideas and attitudes that most people hold about elected officials, candidates, government and political issues4. Interest Group people who share a point of view about an issue and unite to promote their beliefs5. Lobbyist representatives of groups who contact lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making.9b List the actions that individuals and interest groups can take to influence the public policy of thegovernment under the correct heading.Individuals influence on public policy Interest groups influence on public policy1._____________________ 1. ______________________2. ____________________ 2. ______________________3. ____________________ 3. ______________________

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