Presentation on theme: "Checks and Balances in the news"— Presentation transcript:
1 Checks and Balances in the news Hold on. We have the power of Judicial Review. We want to review that law.Checks and Balances in the newsWe will write that bill!New York MayorThis law is unconstitutional. It gives too much power to the executive branch. I remove this law.Soda is unhealthy. We need a law to ban large sugary drinksbill
2 History of Political Parties I completely disagreewith that. NationalGovernment should havethe most power.I want to becomepresident to assure thatthe state governmentshave power.I Totally didNot want thisto happen!JeffersonHamiltonBring it on!Oh Yeah! Well,you have to getelected first!
3 Democratic Party Republican Party mostly Liberal beliefs Gov’t should help people (high taxes)Gov’t should protect our rightsRepublican Partymostly Conservative beliefsPeople should help themselves (low taxes)Gov’t should enforce traditional beliefs
7 Liberal and Conservative Monitor Office Holders Functions ofPolitical PartiesSimilarities ofPolitical PartiesRecruit/Nominateorganized to winEducate votersinfluence policyConservativeLiberalHelp candidate winLiberal and ConservativeMonitor Office Holders
8 Political Parties have both Liberal and conservative views Liberal ViewsConservative Views“open-minded”“traditional”Political SpectrumPolitical Parties have both Liberal and conservative viewsHigher Taxes, Gov’t helpPro ChoiceFor Affirmative ActionAgainst Death PenaltyFor Public SchoolsFor Stem Cell ResearchFix Global WarmingGun ControlLower Taxes, No Gov’t helpPro LifeAgainst Affirmative ActionFor Death PenaltyVouchers and Private SchoolsAgainst Stem Cell ResearchGlobal Warming is not realGun Freedom
9 Liberal and Conservative Monitor Office Holders Functions ofPolitical PartiesSimilarities ofPolitical PartiesRecruit/Nominateorganized to winEducate votersinfluence policyConservativeLiberalHelp candidate winLiberal and ConservativeMonitor Office Holdersappeal to the center
10 Appeal to the Political Center Gun FreedomFix Global Warming
11 List of Beliefs or Ideology Difference ofPolitical PartiesPlatformList of Beliefs or Ideology- Gov’t helps citizens- Tax cuts for middle class- End wars- Pro-Choice- Protect ALL citizens rights- Gov’t shouldn’t help us- Tax cuts for everyone- Fight Terrorism- Pro-Life- illegalize same-sex marriage
12 Gov’t for the people Costs $$$ from Gov’t = $$$ A lot of interest groupsand PACsGov’t forthe peopleGov’t = $$$Not Gov’t forthe people
14 Third Parties Introduce New Ideas Green Party: Protecting the environmentProgressive party: 8 hour working dayRent is too darn high party: Rent is to darn highSometimes influence the outcome of an electionSometimes revolve around a personalityTeddy Roosevelt and the Bull Moose Party
19 Highest Election Turnouts When there are Big Issues in AmericaEconomyWarWhen the President is up for electionThis is when the most people voteSmall IssuesNon-Presidential electionsPeople do not vote, they sit at homevs.
38 Who/what is the Media? TV Radio Newspapers Internet Websites Who? Specific ways?Who/what is the Media?TVRadioNewspapersInternet Websites
39 Media Who? What do they Do? TV Radio Newspaper Websites Who? What? Specific ways?MediaWho?TVRadioNewspaperWebsitesWhatdo theyDo?
40 Media Who? What? Keep citizens informed TV Radio Newspaper Websites Specific ways?MediaWho?TVRadioNewspaperWebsitesWhat?Keep citizensinformed
41 I am running for president! Who?What?Specific ways?What does the media do?Keep Citizens informedIdentify CandidatesEmphasize issuesWrite editorialsWhy is itImportant to keepcitizens informed?Citizens choosethe leaders of ourGovernment.I am running for president!
42 What does the media do? Keep Citizens informed Who?What?Specific ways?What does the media do?Keep Citizens informedCreate Political CartoonsPublish op-ed piecesBroadcast different points of view
43 Media helps us understand campaigns Separating fact from fictionDetecting BiasEvaluating SourcesIdentify PropagandavTV adagainstRomneyFalse!!!vBIASED
44 Media and Public Policy Public Policy: The Plan for our governmentMedia will focus on selected issuesMedia will offer a forumTelevised DebateMedia Holds Government accountableCall them out when they do wrong