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2 Legislative Branch Judicial Branch Executive Branch Click on the subject you would like to explore. Enjoy your journey!

3 The 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.

4 Who 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.

5 Our current governor is Robert Taft. The governor has the power to VETO, or say no, to any idea for a law. Bob Taft Biography Autographed Portrait of the Governor The Governor's mansion Click below for Quiz To return to this screen click the back button on the Internet Browser Click on one of the web sites below to learn more about the governor.

6 Directions: Write the answers to the questions on a separate sheet of paper. 1.Who is the head of the executive branch of state government? A. PresidentB. Governor C. Judge 2.What is the job of the executive branch of government? A. To make the laws B. To interpret the laws C. To carry out the laws

7 3.Which of the following is a duty of the EXECUTIVE branch of state government? A. To approve or veto bills B. To decide if a law goes against the Constitution C. To write bills to become laws 4.How are the officials chosen who help the governor run the executive branch? A. ElectedB. Chosen by the Senate C. Chosen by the governor Click here for answers.

8 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. How 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. After that, the governor signs the bill OR the governor vetoes the bill.

9 Legislative Branch The 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

10 Click below for Quiz Click on a site below to learn more about the Ohio Legislative Branch of Government on the internet. Click here to learn about the leaders of the House of Representatives. How the Senate Works About our Senator: Robert A. Gardner *To return to this slide click the back button on the browser.

11 Legislative Branch Quiz Directions: Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. 1.What are the Senate and House of Representatives called together? A. Good leadersB. General Assembly C. Supreme Court 2.What is the job of the legislative branch of government? A. Make the lawsB. Carry out the laws C. Make decisions about the laws 3.Who is the Senator for our area? A. Robert TaftB. Eric FingerhutC. Robert Gardner

12 Click below to go view answers 4.For a bill to become a law, who has to sign it? A. GovernorB. Speaker of the House C. Senator 5.Which of the following can a member of the Ohio Assembly do to help his or her fellow citizens? A.Appoint people to positions in the government B.Protect people by catching lawbreakers C. Help make laws which protect the rights of citizens Click here for answers.

13 Judicial Branch The 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 Ohios laws.

14 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.

15 Click below for Quiz Click on one of the web sites below to learn more about Ohios Judicial Branch of government. Enjoy your journey! Meet the Ohio Supreme Court Justices! Click here to see how the judicial branch is set up! See what the Supreme Court in Columbus looks like! To return to this screen click the return button on the browser.

16 Judicial Branch Quiz 1.What is the highest court in Ohio called? A. High CourtB. Supreme Court C. Ultimate Court 2. Who is the head of the judicial branch of government? A. GovernorB. Mayor C. Supreme Court Justices

17 Click here to go view answers 3. What is the job of the judicial branch of government? A. Interpret the laws B. Carry out the lawsC. Make the laws 4.Which branch of government decides if a law goes against the Ohio Constitution? A. LegislativeB. ExecutiveC. Judicial 5.Which 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 Protects Citizens Rights C. Fewer cases in traffic court

18 Answers to Executive Branch 1.B The governor is head of the executive branch of state government. 2.C The job of the executive branch is to carry out the laws of the state. 3.A A duty of the executive branch is to approve or veto bills. The governor has the power to do this. 4.C Officials who help the governor run the state are chosen by the governor.

19 Legislative Branch Answers 1.B The Senate and the House of Representatives are called the General Assembly. 2.A The job of the legislative branch is to make the laws. 3.C The Senator for our area is Robert Gardner. 4.B For a bill to become a law, the governor has to sign it. 5.C A member of the Ohio Assembly can help make laws which protect the rights of citizens.

20 Judicial Branch Answers 1.B The highest court in Ohio is the Supreme Court. 2.C The head of the judicial branch of government is the Supreme Court Justices. 3.A The job of the judicial branch of government is to interpret the laws. 4.C The judicial branch decides if a law goes against the Ohio Constitution. 5.C Fewer cases in traffic court is a newspaper headline that deals with the judicial branch of government.

21 http://www.state.az.us/branches.html http://www.state.oh.us/gov/section2-1.stm


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