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1 Three Branches of the American Government Liam O’Student Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch Slide #1 – Cover page with title and picture(s).

2 The Branches of Government 1. Legislative Branch 2. Executive Branch 3. Judicial Branch Page/Slide #2: Title and list of the three branches with picture(s) for each.

3 Basic Powers of Each Branch The Legislative Branch makes the laws The Legislative Branch makes the laws The Executive Branch carries out the laws. The Executive Branch carries out the laws. The Judicial Branch interprets the laws. The Judicial Branch interprets the laws. Slide #3: Title and general list of the job of each branch with picture(s) for each (“makes laws”, “carries out laws”, etc.).

4 Key Players of Each Branch Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court Executive Branch: The President Legislative Branch: The Senate and House of Representatives “Congress” Page/Slide #4:Title and general list of the members of each branch with a picture(s) for each (“Congress = Senate & House of Representatives”, etc.). Try to find and save pictures that will come out clear (+300 pixels?). Save and insert pictures, don’t just copy and paste.

5 Executive Branch Key Players President Obama Vice President Joe Biden Hillary Clinton Eric Holder Robert Gates Ken Salazar Secretary of State Attorney General Secretary of DefenseSecretary of Interior Page/Slide #5: Title and specific list of Executive Branch key players -- including names, titles, and pictures of President, Vice-President, Secretary of State, and at least three cabinet members of your choice.

6 Powers Executive Branch 1. Grant reprieves and pardons (except in impeachment cases) 1. Grant reprieves and pardons (except in impeachment cases) 2. Make treaties (with consent of senate) 2. Make treaties (with consent of senate) 3. Appoint Ambassadors (again with the consent of senate) 3. Appoint Ambassadors (again with the consent of senate) Page/Slide #6: Title & list of three powers of Executive Branch with picture(s) for each.

7 Main Players of the Legislative Branch Harry Reid Stenny Hoyer Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnel SpeakerSenate Majority Leader House of Representatives Senate minority leader Page/Slide #7 : Title & specific list of the Legislative Branch key players – including titles, names and pictures of Speaker of House, Senate Majority Leader, House Majority Leader, and Senate Minority Leader.

8 Powers of Legislative Branch Declare war Declare war Approval of treaties Approval of treaties Writing bills. Writing bills. Page/Slide #8: Title & list of three powers of Legislative Branch with picture(s) for each.

9 Judicial Branch Chief Justice Chief Justice John Roberts Associate Justices John Paul Stevens Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy David Souter Clarence Thomas Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer Samuel Alito John Roberts Associate Justices John Paul Stevens Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy David Souter Clarence Thomas Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer Samuel AlitoJohn Roberts Associate Justices John Paul Stevens Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy David Souter Clarence Thomas Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer Samuel AlitoJohn Roberts Associate Justices John Paul Stevens Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy David Souter Clarence Thomas Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer Samuel Alito Page/Slide #9: Title & list of Judicial Branch key players -- include names and pictures of nine members of the Supreme Court.

10 Powers of Judicial Branch Consider appeals from state courts Consider appeals from state courts Oversees decisions in congress Oversees decisions in congress To interpret and ensure proper application of the laws written by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. To interpret and ensure proper application of the laws written by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. Page/Slide #10: Title & list of three powers of Judicial Branch with picture(s) for each. WHAT’S MISSING FROM THIS SLIDE?

11 Checks and Balances Executive Powers (President) Executive Powers (President) Approves or vetoes federal bills Approves or vetoes federal bills Carries out federal laws Carries out federal laws Appoints judges and other high officials Appoints judges and other high officials Makes foreign treaties Makes foreign treaties Can grant pardons and reprieves to federal offenders. Can grant pardons and reprieves to federal offenders.grant Acts as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Acts as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Checks on Executive powers: Checks on Executive powers: Congress can override vetoes by two-thirds vote. Congress can override vetoes by two-thirds vote. Senate can refuse to confirm appointments or ratify treaties. Senate can refuse to confirm appointments or ratify treaties. Congress can impeach and remove the President. Congress can impeach and remove the President. Congress can declare war. Congress can declare war. Supreme Court can declare executive acts unconstitutional. Supreme Court can declare executive acts unconstitutional. In the constitution ways of limiting the powers of the three branches parts of the government. The constitution gives one branch the ability to stop to check,or stop the action of another branch. It also divides, or balances powers so that no one branch becomes too powerful. In the constitution ways of limiting the powers of the three branches parts of the government. The constitution gives one branch the ability to stop to check,or stop the action of another branch. It also divides, or balances powers so that no one branch becomes too powerful. Page/Slide #11: Title and explanation of Checks and Balances – include definition, and explain at least two reasons why it exists. Include a picture that represents the idea. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS SLIDE?

12 Checks and Balances Checks on Legislative Powers: Checks on Legislative Powers: Presidential veto of federal bills. Presidential veto of federal bills. Supreme Court can rule laws unconstitutional. Supreme Court can rule laws unconstitutional. Both houses of Congress must vote to pass laws. Checking power within the Legislature. Both houses of Congress must vote to pass laws. Checking power within the Legislature.Checking Judicial Powers: Judicial Powers: Interprets and applies the law by trying federal cases. Interprets and applies the law by trying federal cases. Can declare laws passed by Congress and executive actions unconstitutional. Can declare laws passed by Congress and executive actions unconstitutional. Checks on Judicial Powers: Checks on Judicial Powers: Congress can propose constitutional amendments to overturn judicial decisions. (These require two-thirds majority in both houses, and ratifications by three-quarters of states.) Congress can propose constitutional amendments to overturn judicial decisions. (These require two-thirds majority in both houses, and ratifications by three-quarters of states.) Congress can impeach and remove federal judges. Congress can impeach and remove federal judges. The President appoints judges (who must be confirmed by the Senate.) The President appoints judges (who must be confirmed by the Senate.) This page (#12) got thrown in too. I think it’s a carryover from the previous page. This is too complex and doesn’t really follow directions. Keep it simple!


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