At the beginning of the game you, asPresident, will give a speech about three issues! My fellow Americans: I am here today to make a pledge to each and every one of you. While there are many important issues facing us, these three issues will be my top priority…
This speech, is given once a year by our President to our Congress, it is known as the… State Union__________of the _________ Address
Bonus QuestionThe State of the Union is an example of agenda the President setting the __________.a)vetob)time limitc) agenda
What is another way thePresident could start an issue tower? That’s right! The President brings press attention to issues by conference talking to the press and the citizens
Now theresponsibilityshifts to the Legislative branch…
Legislators are responsibleto the people they represent. That’s us!!
What is one way that theyhear citizens’ ideas and get their support? We hold TOWN HALL MEETINGS!
Bonus Question Why do the citizens’ views matter?a)Their views don’t matterb)The citizens vote for the legislatorsc) Everyone has to vote on all laws
Now that the issue hassupport among the public…
Crafting Bills a fancy wayTha t’s just write ying t hat weof sa might stu ff that becom e law!
Crafting Bills Legislators write policies or amendments to attach to bills. There are 100 Senators and 435 Representatives. It’s hard to get that many people to compromise on ideas!
Crafting Bills Luckily, everyone doesn’t have to agree!
How much support does abill need to pass in the Legislature? A bill requires more than 50 ______% to pass in Congress!
Now theresponsibilityshifts to the Executive branch…
Here are the options when abill comes in front of the President? If the President approves the bill he must SIGN _________ it. If the President disapproves of the bill he can VETO _________ it.
Bonus QuestionOut of this list, pick two things the President must think about before he signs or vetoes a bill: - How much support it has from citizens - Whether or not it will raise his salary - Did his buddies like it or not - Making sure that it is Constitutional
BUT WAIT!!The President can’t veto a bill that is veto-proof _________________! A bill requires at 67 least ______% (or 2/3rds) support in the legislature to be veto-proof!
Now theresponsibilityshifts to the Judicial branch…
What do Supreme Court Justices use as theirrulebook when judging laws? The CONSTITUTION is our rulebook!
What happens if a law is NOT allowed by the Constitution?The Court willstrike it down and the legislative branch willhave to start over again!
Each branch of government has the ability to influence what the otherbranches can and cannot do… This is calledchecks and balances!!