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1 World Political Leaders

2 State Standard 7.4.spi.4. identify political leaders from selected contemporary settings (i.e. United States, India, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Russia, China).

3 The United States Leader: Barack Obama System: Representative Democracy ◦ The people elect people to make decisions

4 The United States (Write One) Facts about Barack Obama: Can Speak Spanish Loves scrabble and poker can bench press 200lbs Apple Mac User Favorite book is Moby Dick by Herman Melville His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees Ranked as most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine

5 India Leader: ◦ Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (Head of Government) System: Representative Democracy ◦ Similar to the U.S ◦ Separation of Powers

6 India (Write One) Fun Facts: Has 3 daughters Said to be the most qualified Prime Minister in the world Former teacher Forbes ranked Singh as #14 most powerful person

7 India Leader: ◦ President Pratibha Patil ◦ (Head of State) ◦ Figure Head

8 Great Britain Leader: Prime Minister David Cameron System: Constitutional Monarchy ◦ Similar to U.S but has a hereditary Head of State

9 Great Britain (Write One) David Cameron Fun Facts ◦ Youngest Prime minister in 2 centuries (43) ◦ Has 2 children and expecting a third ◦ Once worked for Margaret Thatcher ◦ Direct descendent of King William IV ( ) ◦ Full name is David William Donald Cameron (it is English tradition to have more than one middle name) ◦ Ranked as #10 most powerful person in the world

10 Canada Leader: Stephen Harper System: Constitutional Monarchy

11 Canada (Write One) Fun Facts: Stephen Harper ◦ 1978, was on a television quiz show ◦ Worked in a mail room ◦ Dropped out of the University of Toronto after two months ◦ Received bachelors and masters from the University of Calgary ◦ 22 nd Canadian Prime Minister

12 Canada Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II

13 Mexico Leader: Felipe Calderon System: Representative Democracy Head of State and Head of Government

14 Mexico (Write One) Fun Facts: Felipe Calderon ◦ Catholic ◦ Meets with Obama regularly to settle border issues ◦ Lawyer with Masters in Economics ◦ Went to Harvard ◦ In 2006, Calderon stabilized the price of tortillas

15 Russia Leader: President Vladimir Putin System: Federal Semi- Presidential Republic ◦ Prime minister and president are both active in day-to-day operations

16 Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ◦ Dual-Executive Branch ◦ President is the dominant figure and chooses Prime Minister ◦ Forbes ranked him as #59 most powerful person (Putin #2)

17 People’s Republic of China Leader: Hu Jintao System: Communist ◦ The PRC government has described as communist and socialist, but authoritarian, with restrictions remaining in many areas, (Internet, the press, freedom of assembly, reproductive rights, and freedom of religion) Its current political/economic system has been termed by its leaders as "Socialism with Chinese characteristics”

18 China (Write One) Fun Facts on Hu Jintao ◦ Hu Jintao loves Starbucks coffee ◦ first visit to the United States was part of a world tour ◦ Graduated in 1965 with a hydraulic engineering degree ◦ Been in office for 10 years ◦ 68 years old ◦ Forbes ranked him as #3 most powerful person in the world

19 World Political Leaders Game

20 President Barack Obama U.S.A

21 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh India

22 Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Russia

23 President Felipe Calderon Mexico

24 Prime Minister David Cameron Great Britain

25 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Russia

26 Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada

27 President Pratibha Patil India

28 Queen Elizabeth II Great Britain/Canada

29 Hu Jintao China


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