Presentation on theme: "Our government system allows us to vote for chosen leaders in our country and changes in laws."— Presentation transcript:
Our government system allows us to vote for chosen leaders in our country and changes in laws.
Since we have the right to vote, we elect or choose people to lead our city, state, and country. The people who vote for these elected officials are called citizens. A citizen is a person who is a member of a city, state, or country. In order to vote, a person must be at least 18 years old.
Our city government is led by the mayor who is elected by the citizens of the city. Our state government is led by the governor who is elected by the citizens of the state. Our national or federal government is led by the president who is elected by the citizens of the United States.
Can you name the person who holds the office of mayor for Plano? If you guessed Phil Dyer, you are right!
Who holds the office of governor for the state of Texas? If you guessed Rick Perry, you are right! Rick Perry, Governor
Who was elected by the citizens to be the president for the United States of America? If you guessed Barack Obama, you are right! Barack Obama, President
When you turn 18, you can exercise your right to vote. That means that you can vote for any person who is running for office in any election in your city, your state, or your country. Until then, keep learning about your government so that you can make wise choices when it is time for you to...