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1State Government Executive Branch Judicial Branch Legislative Branch Click on the subject you would like to explore. Enjoy your journey!Executive BranchJudicial BranchLegislative Branch
2Executive BranchThe JOB of the executive branch of state government is to CARRY OUT THE LAWS of the state.The executive branch of government has many departments.For example this branch deals with highway safety and protecting natural resources.
3Who is in charge of the executive branch? The GOVERNOR is the head of the executive branch.He is elected by the citizens of Ohio every four years.He can then choose people to help run the state.
4Our current governor is Robert Taft. The governor has the power to VETO, or say no, to any idea for a law.Click on one of the web sites below to learn more about the governor.To return to this screen click the back button on the Internet BrowserAutographed Portrait of the GovernorClick below for QuizThe Governor's mansionBob Taft Biography
5Directions: Write the answers to the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Who is the head of the executive branch of state government?A. President B. Governor C. JudgeWhat is the job of the executive branch of government?A. To make the lawsB. To interpret the lawsC. To carry out the laws
6A. To approve or veto bills Which of the following is a duty of the EXECUTIVE branch of state government?A. To approve or veto billsB. To decide if a law goes against the ConstitutionC. To write bills to become lawsHow are the officials chosen who help the governor run the executive branch?A. Elected B. Chosen by the SenateC. Chosen by the governorClick here for answers.
7How does a bill become a law? First, citizens develop an idea for a bill. A bill is an idea for a law.Next, members of the House or Senate propose the bill to other members.Then, the General Assembly votes to approve the bill.IF THE GOVERNOR VETOES THE BILL, another vote can be taken. If 3/5 of the General Assembly votes to approve the bill this time, the bill becomes a law.After that, the governor signs the bill OR the governor vetoes the bill.
8Legislative BranchThe job of the legislative branch of state government is to make the laws. A bill is an idea for a law.This branch has two parts: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Together these two groups are called the General Assembly.Senate + House of Representatives= General Assembly
9Click on a site below to learn more about the Ohio Legislative Branch of Government on the internet. *To return to this slide click the back button on the browser.Click here to learn about the leaders of the House of Representatives.How the Senate WorksClick below for QuizAbout our Senator: Robert A. Gardner
10Legislative Branch Quiz Directions: Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.What are the Senate and House of Representatives called together?A. Good leaders B. General AssemblyC. Supreme CourtWhat is the job of the legislative branch of government?A. Make the laws B. Carry out the lawsC. Make decisions about the lawsWho is the Senator for our area?A. Robert Taft B. Eric Fingerhut C. Robert Gardner
11For a bill to become a law, who has to sign it? A. Governor B. Speaker of the HouseC. SenatorWhich of the following can a member of the Ohio Assembly do to help his or her fellow citizens?Appoint people to positions in the governmentProtect people by catching lawbreakersC. Help make laws which protect the rights of citizensClick below to go view answersClick here for answers.
12Judicial BranchThe job of the judicial branch of government is to interpret the law.This means this branch makes decisions about the law and decides if laws go against the Ohio Constitution.The Ohio Constitution is a document that explains the job of each branch, and contains Ohio’s laws.
13Who is in charge of the judicial branch? The seven judges of the Supreme Court are at the head of the judicial branch.The highest court in Ohio is the Supreme Court.All other courts and judges in Ohio are also part of the judicial branch of government.
14Click on one of the web sites below to learn more about Ohio’s Judicial Branch of government. Enjoy your journey!To return to this screen click the return button on the browser.Meet the Ohio Supreme Court Justices!Click here to see how the judicial branch is set up!Click below for QuizSee what the Supreme Court in Columbus looks like!
15Judicial Branch Quiz What is the highest court in Ohio called? A. High Court B. Supreme CourtC. Ultimate Court2. Who is the head of the judicial branch of government?A. Governor B. MayorC. Supreme Court Justices
16Click here to go view answers 3. What is the job of the judicial branch of government?A. Interpret the lawsB. Carry out the laws C. Make the lawsWhich branch of government decides if a law goes against the Ohio Constitution?A. Legislative B. Executive C. JudicialWhich of the following newspaper headlines deals with the judicial branch of government?A. “New Laws to be Added to the Ohio Constitution”B. “Department of Natural Resources ProtectsCitizens’ Rights”C. “Fewer cases in traffic court”Click here to go view answers
17Answers to Executive Branch B The governor is head of the executive branch of state government.C The job of the executive branch is to carry out the laws of the state.A A duty of the executive branch is to approve or veto bills. The governor has the power to do this.C Officials who help the governor run the state are chosen by the governor.
18Legislative Branch Answers B The Senate and the House of Representatives are called the General Assembly.A The job of the legislative branch is to make the laws.C The Senator for our area is Robert Gardner.B For a bill to become a law, the governor has to sign it.C A member of the Ohio Assembly can help make laws which protect the rights of citizens.
19Judicial Branch Answers B The highest court in Ohio is the Supreme Court.C The head of the judicial branch of government is the Supreme Court Justices.A The job of the judicial branch of government is to interpret the laws.C The judicial branch decides if a law goes against the Ohio Constitution.C “Fewer cases in traffic court” is a newspaper headline that deals with the judicial branch of government.