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Title: The Three branches of u.s. government


1
The Three branches of u.s. government
  • What they are, what they do, and how they affect
    each other

2
F.O.A. (Bellwork)
Whats happening in this photo?
3
EQs
  • What rights and privileges do we have as American
    citizens? (8.4 spi 4)
  • What is the purpose of government? (8.4 spi 3)

4
This week
  • Today Three branches of government
  • Wednesday Three branches review
  • Thursday Benchmark quiz
  • Friday Bill of Rights

5
First, Lets Talk Federalism
  • System of government in which power is divided
    between states and national govt
  • National powers are called delegated powers
  • Coin money, regulate trade, maintain military
  • State powers are called reserved powers
  • Establish schools, regulate marriage
  • Powers shared are called concurrent powers
  • Borrow money, taxing, enforcing laws

6
  • One particular clause (sentence or phrase) in the
    Constitution allows Congress to make all Laws
    which shall be necessary and proper for carrying
    out its duties
  • Called the elastic clause because it can be
    stretched to fit whatever it needs

7
Legislative Branch
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Sen. Bob Corker
Rep. Diane Black
8
  • Makes laws!!!
  • Bicameral (House and Senate)
  • Vice President is President of the Senate
  • Can only vote to break a tie
  • Can veto the President and approves Supreme Court
    nominees

9
Executive Branch
10
  • Proposes laws, enforces laws, commands the
    military
  • Presidential terms limited to 2
  • If president dies, then what?
  • Can be impeached and removed from office by
    Congress can be declared unconstitutional by
    Supreme Court

11
Judicial Branch
12
  • Interprets laws, reviews court cases
  • Three levels
  • District courts (94)
  • Courts of Appeals (13)
  • Supreme Court
  • Nine justices (judges) in the Supreme Court
  • Serve for life avoid party influence

13
Checks and Balances
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