Presentation on theme: "Government. How do our leaders become our leaders? citizens vote nationalstate local elect voting As American citizens we have the right to vote for who."— Presentation transcript:
How do our leaders become our leaders? citizens vote nationalstate local elect voting As American citizens we have the right to vote for who we want to lead us at the national, state and local levels. The people elect leaders by voting.
elected National Who are our elected leaders at the National level?
President Vice President elected Presidential election Our President is George W. Bush and our Vice President is Dick Cheney. They were elected in the last Presidential election.
elected leader State Who is our elected leader at the State level?
Governor Our Louisiana Governor is Kathleen Blanco. elected She was elected state. by the people in the state.
Government elections Parish We also have Government elections at the Parish Level.
Court House votes election. This is our Vermilion Parish Court House. This is where all of our votes are tallied after each election.
These men serve as our Vermilion Parish School Board Members. School BoardPolice JurorSchool BoardPolice Juror, Sheriff Clerk of Court Parishes have School Board, Police Juror, Sheriff and Clerk of Court. SheriffSchool BoardPolice Juror Sheriff
Mayor Aldermen Councilmen City Hall Our town has a Mayor and 5 Aldermen or Councilmen. The group meets at the Erath City Hall to make town decisions. elected city or town level Who are some of our elected officials at the city or town level?
mayors Mayor Mayor Erath has had mayors since it became a village. The first Mayor was Frank Williams. Our Mayor now is George Dupuis.
leaders Student Councils Schools have leaders too. Many schools have Student Councils.
American c cc citizens that register to v vv vote at 18 years old get to v vv vote in the l ll local, state and n nn national elections. leaders elected How do leaders get elected?
candidatestaxes rights These candidates will decide your taxes, rights and how you live. citizenTo be an informed and active citizen. votevote Step into a Voting Booth LinkEveryone should vote because one vote can make a difference. Step into a Voting Booth Link Step into a Voting Booth Link Step into a Voting Booth Link Why is it important ?
1.Character- Which person can I trust the most? 2.Qualifications- What education does this person have that would be helpful in the office they are seeking. 3. Experience- What experience does the person have that would help them deal with issues important to you. 4.Charisma-Will this person be able to move people to action. How to select a C CC Candidate?
Students will host and get to vote in a class election. The class will vote for a Mayor and five council members. Mock Election