You are about to play
Let’s see whatyou will learn…
There are THREE main          characters?They represent the THREE branches       of our government!!
Let’s see who the threemain characters represent?  The President represents the    Executive  ________________ branch.
Who do the three main    characters represent?    The legislator represents the  Legislative________________ branch (Congr...
Who do the three main    characters represent?The Supreme Court Justice represents        Judicial   the ________________ ...
What do the towers    represent?
Bills            laws_________ becoming _______!
At the beginning of    the game you, asPresident, will give a   speech about three        issues!        My fellow America...
This speech, is given once a year by our President to our Congress, it is known as the…  State           Union__________of...
Bonus QuestionThe State of the Union is an example of                             agenda the President setting the _______...
What is another way thePresident could start an      issue tower?          That’s right!     The President brings         ...
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    ...
Bonus Question  Why do the citizens’ views matter?a)Their views don’t matterb)The citizens vote for the legislatorsc) Ever...
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 tha...
Crafting Bills   Legislators write policies or    amendments to attach to                bills.   There are 100 Senators a...
Crafting Bills      Luckily,     everyone  doesn’t have to      agree!
How much support does abill need to pass in the       Legislature?                  A bill requires                  more ...
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 ...
Bonus QuestionOut of this list, pick two things the President must    think about before he signs or vetoes a bill:    - H...
BUT WAIT!!The President can’t veto a       bill that is      veto-proof    _________________!                 A bill requi...
Now theresponsibilityshifts to the   Judicial    branch…
What do Supreme Court   Justices use as theirrulebook when judging laws?            The     CONSTITUTION is       our rule...
What happens if a law  is NOT allowed by the      Constitution?The Court willstrike it down    and the  legislative branch...
Each branch of government     has the ability to  influence what the otherbranches can and cannot do…      This is calledc...
Now itis YOUR turn…
If you could play one ofthese roles in real life, which would you choose?       President       Legislator     Supreme ...
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Branches of Power

  1. 1. You are about to play
  2. 2. Let’s see whatyou will learn…
  3. 3. There are THREE main characters?They represent the THREE branches of our government!!
  4. 4. Let’s see who the threemain characters represent? The President represents the Executive ________________ branch.
  5. 5. Who do the three main characters represent? The legislator represents the Legislative________________ branch (Congress).
  6. 6. Who do the three main characters represent?The Supreme Court Justice represents Judicial the ________________ branch.
  7. 7. What do the towers represent?
  8. 8. Bills laws_________ becoming _______!
  9. 9. 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…
  10. 10. This speech, is given once a year by our President to our Congress, it is known as the… State Union__________of the _________ Address
  11. 11. Bonus QuestionThe State of the Union is an example of agenda the President setting the __________.a)vetob)time limitc) agenda
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Now theresponsibilityshifts to the Legislative branch…
  14. 14. Legislators are responsibleto the people they represent. That’s us!!
  15. 15. What is one way that theyhear citizens’ ideas and get their support? We hold TOWN HALL MEETINGS!
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Now that the issue hassupport among the public…
  18. 18. Crafting Bills a fancy wayTha t’s just write ying t hat weof sa might stu ff that becom e law!
  19. 19. 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!
  20. 20. Crafting Bills Luckily, everyone doesn’t have to agree!
  21. 21. How much support does abill need to pass in the Legislature? A bill requires more than 50 ______% to pass in Congress!
  22. 22. Now theresponsibilityshifts to the Executive branch…
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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!
  26. 26. Now theresponsibilityshifts to the Judicial branch…
  27. 27. What do Supreme Court Justices use as theirrulebook when judging laws? The CONSTITUTION is our rulebook!
  28. 28. 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!
  29. 29. Each branch of government has the ability to influence what the otherbranches can and cannot do… This is calledchecks and balances!!
  30. 30. Now itis YOUR turn…
  31. 31. If you could play one ofthese roles in real life, which would you choose?  President  Legislator  Supreme Court Justice

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