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Title: American Democracy


1
American Democracy
  • Mini-lesson

2
Constitution of the USA (1787)
3
Three Branches of Government
4
How are Officials Chosen?
  • Most political officials are elected. Citizens
    cast votes on election day the candidate that
    gets the most votes wins.
  • Some elected offices are President, Senator, and
    Congressman.
  • Other offices are appointed. This means that
    other officials already in government pick people
    to fill empty positions
  • Example Supreme Court Justices are appointed by
    the President of the USA no election is held.

5
Who gets to vote?
  • Everyone who is a US citizen over the age of 18
    can vote. However, they must register with the
    government.
  • Those convicted of a felony can have their right
    to vote taken away.
  • Foreigners cannot vote (unless they undergo the
    naturalization process and become US citizens.)
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