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1 Branches and Levels of Government

2 Levels of Government National Level Having to do with the entire Country. The United States of America is our nation.

3 Levels of Government State Level Having to do only with one of the 50 states. Texas is our State.

4 Levels of Government Local Level Having to do only with one city, community or county. Haslet is our city. We live in Tarrant County.

5 Branches of Government

6 Branches of Government Executive Branch Executive Branch of government—President and Vice President of the United States are the national executive branch. Executive Branch of government- Governor of a state. In our State of Texas, Rick Perry is the governor so he is the executive branch of our state government. Executive Branch of government- The mayor of the city government leads the city council and is elected by the people of the city. So the mayor is the executive of the local government.

7 Branches of Government Legislative Branch Legislative Branch of government– United States Congress the House of Representatives and the Senate. They work in the capitol building in Washington D.C. as the national legislative branch. The Legislative branch makes the laws. Legislative Branch of government– Texas Congress that works in the Texas State capitol building in Austin, TX as the state legislative branch. The Legislative branch makes the laws. Legislative Branch of government– The City Council is the Local legislative branch. It is people who are elected by the citizens of Keller to make the laws for Keller.

8 Branches of Government Judicial Branch Judicial Branch of government- The judicial branch at each level is made up of Courts, Judges, and juries. The judicial branch of government at the national level is the Supreme Court who makes sure laws are constitutional. Judicial Branch of government- The judicial branch at each level is made up of Courts, Judges, and juries. The judicial branch at the state level has trials for cases that involve laws broken in the State of Texas. Judicial Branch of government- The judicial branch at each level is made up of Courts, Judges, and juries. The judicial branch at the local level is has trials for cases that involve laws broken in the City of Keller.

9 In your Social Studies Notebook, answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1.Name the Three Branches of Government. 2.Which branch of the government includes the President of the United States of America? 3.Which branch of the government makes the laws? 4.Which branch of the government makes sure the laws are constitutional?

10 Create a Tree Map in your Social Studies Notebook and put each word under the level of government where it belongs? Trash Service Constitution Taxes Police Founding Fathers Declaration of Independence City Manager Ambulance Service Fire Fighters Sherriff Levels of Government National State Local


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