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1 The 3 Branches of the Federal Government Government

2 Blueprint Skills that will be addressed Identify the 3 branches of government and the levels of government: federal, state and local. Using a thinking map show the roles and responsibility of each and how they impact our lives. Analyze Articles 1,2,and 3 of the United States Constitution, generalize what they say about each branch. Write an essay using your generalizations.

3 Why do we need government?

4 What would life be like without rules or laws?

5 Freedom and Security Is There a Conflict?

6 September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Grades 3-5

7 The Bush Administration responded quickly to American fears with the introduction of the USA Patriot Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act).

8 Both houses of Congress passed this 342-page document with little debate. Now broad new powers were granted the executive branch.

9 K-2 SECURITY SEARCHES Read the USA Today article. Discuss with your group whether or not this violates your rights as a citizen.

10 SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 3 Branches of Government YOU TUBE VIDEO

11 WORD POWER VESTED ORDAIN EQUITY AUTHORITY TREATIES BALLOT OATH RESOLUTION ALLIANCE CONFEDERATION COMMERCE

12 Constitution Excerpt: Article I Article I Section 1 All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

13 Analytical Code Use this code to help analyze Article 1, 2, or 3 Unsure Agree With Disagree With

14 UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Grades 3-5. Go to one of the following links: SELECT AN ARTICLE TO ANALYZE. USING A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER OF YOUR CHOICE, ILLUSTRATE WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS ABOUT YOUR BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. WRITE AN ESSAY USING YOUR GENERALIZATIONS. Rubric attached to lesson plan. Present your finding to the class.

15 The Three Branches of Government Delegates at the Constitutional Convention wanted to divide power within the federal government.

16 To avoid the risk of dictatorship or tyranny, the group divided the new government into three parts

17 The delegates were afraid that if a small group received too much power, the United States would wind up under the rule of another dictator or tyrant.

18 The Executive Branch Makes sure laws are obeyed President is the head President gets help from the Vice President, department heads (Cabinet members), and heads of independent agencies.

19 What is the Presidents number one job?

20 Name the Vice President and what is his role in the executive branch?

21 Who is in his cabinet and why is each important or not?

22 The Judicial Branch The Supreme Court

23 Supreme Court Justices Describe the process of becoming a supreme court justice? How long do they serve as a supreme court justice? Do you agree or disagree with the length of the supreme court justice term of office. In a small group use the debating process to convince others of your point of view. Use evidence from research to support your argument.

24 The Legislative Branch This branch is made up of the Congress and government agencies.

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26 Levels of Government The U.S. Constitution establishes a government based on "federalism. FEDERAL STATE LOCAL How do these people impact our lives? Use a double bubble map to compare and contrast these levels of government.

27 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

28 State Government EXECUTIVE BRANCH; GOVERNOR LT. GOVERNOR LEGISLATIVE BRANCH: GENERAL ASSEMBLY-SENATORS/ REPRESENTATIVES JUDICIAL BRANCH: STATE COURT OF APPEALS

29 STATE GOVERNMENT

30 Powers Shared by National and State Government Shared, or "concurrent" powers include: Setting up courts Creating and collecting taxes Building highways Borrowing money Making and enforcing laws Chartering banks and corporations Spending money for the betterment of the general welfare Taking (condemning) private property with just compensation

31 Local Government Macon EXECUTIVE BRANCH: MAYOR CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER LEGISLATIVE BRANCH: CITY COUNCIL JUDICAL BRANCH: CITY COURT ELECTED JUDGES

32 LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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