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Constitutional Power GrabA game
President A serious economic crisis takes place in the US. The President decides to run for a third term
Congress Congress passes a law taking 10% on lumber being exported.
Courts The Court rules that the government may not issue patents because of the need for technological advance.
President The President declares war on China.
Congress Congress passes a law that people from Washington may not drive cars in Oregon because of pollution.
Courts Since Washington D.C. is not in any state, residents there may not vote in national elections
President The President appoints Niles Chumley to Senator Graham’s seat when he resigns due to a personal scandal.
Congress Congress impeaches Bush because he pardons North. The Democratic Congress uses their anger to get him.
Courts The Court rules that because of our large national debt, the U.S. can no longer borrow money
President To fight terrorism, anyone found guilty of hijacking will be punished by having their fingernails ripped off.
Congress Congress decides that beards are illegal; anyone who wore one in the last year must pay a $100 fine.
Courts The Court decides that religion and politics don't mix, therefore; no government official is required to take an oath of office
President The President decides that Congress will meet in regular session on December 15 of each year.
Congress Congress decides to impeach President Bush with the President Pro-Temp of the Senate presiding.
Courts The ambassador to Spain is brought home and tried in a New York court for crimes
President The President orders that a mass murderer be sent back to Washington from Oregon
Congress A House member dies, the House takes four days off to mourn but the Senate says they can only have two days off.
Court The Court rules that the heads of departments may no longer make appointments of inferior officers, but only the President of the U.S
President Dr. Bridges comes to town and cuts off the heads of all parking meters. President Bush pardons him.
Congress Congress passes a law naming 15 USC students guilty of crimes against the government - orders them expelled from school
Court A male teacher sues over sexual discrimination by taking the case directly to the Supreme Court.
President Your land is in the way of a federal highway, so the President takes your land without compensation.
Congress Congress passes a law that says you can sue your state in federal court
Courts The Court rules that income tax is illegal and you don't have to pay.
President The President orders that since all citizens over 18 want to vote for the President, they may do so by popular vote.
Congress Congress decides because of the contributions of Pete Rose in baseball, they will honor him with the title, "Sir Pete Rose".
Court The Court rules that because of the difficulty in finding honest, law abiding, candidates they will allow Senator Mark Hatfield to be Secretary of Interior.
President The President, concerned about drug violations in the state of Washington, allows the Governor and Attorney General to suspend democracy for a period of one month.
Congress Congress decides to change the Constitution to allow the President to be elected to one term of six years.
Courts The Courts find Poindexter guilty of treason on the basis of testimony of Ollie North, alone
Welcome to the Greatest Game in the World* *that is social studies related.
Divide your class into three groups: Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government.
Constitution Power Grab. Executive Branch Legislative.
Tuesday September 10, 2013 Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their knowledge of the Constitution by completing the “Constitutional Power Grab” Game Drill: Why.
Constitutional Power Grab Game Key: This is the button that takes you to the next question. This is the button that takes you to the answer.
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