DIRECTIONS: Class will be divided into three groups Each group will spread out their three branches of gov and cards that detail different powers of different branches of government. Place the powers under the appropriate branch. Once you have finished, raise your hand, and I will check!
SEPARATE THOSE POWERS KEY Legislative Branch MAKES THE LAWS Executive Branch ENFORCES THE LAWS Judicial Branch INTERPRETS THE LAWS
SEPARATE THOSE POWERS KEY Legislative Branch Create lower courts Regulate interstate commerce Propose amendments Make laws Choose President if tie Increase income taxes Declare war Appropriate money Approve appointments Ratify treaties Override vetoes impeach Executive Branch Call special sessions Veto laws Make treaties Enforce laws Pardon crimes Make appointments Commit troops into battle Give State of the Union address Enforce (or not enforce) court decisions Judicial Branch Life terms Settle disputes between states Judicial review
REVIEW As a class, come up with hand signs for the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches. When I read a power, respond with the branch and the hand sign that goes with it!
DIRECTIONS Put aside the cards with powers on them Place the visual for the 3 branches of government on your desk. Using the arrows, show how one branch is checking the other. The point of the arrow should be toward the branch that is checked. Once I have confirmed everything is correct, you may copy the arrows on your graphic organizer.
CHECK POINT POWERS KEY LEGISLATIVE checking EXECUTIVE Approves appointments Ratifies treaties Declares war Impeach government officials Override veto LEGISLATIVE checking JUDICIAL Impeach judges Approve appointments Create lower courts EXECUTIVE checking JUDICIAL Makes appointments Enforces (or not) court decisions EXECUTIVE checking LEGISLATIVE Vetoes laws Call special sessions of Congress JUDICIAL checking LEGISLATIVE Declares laws unconstitutional Interprets the laws JUDICIAL checking EXECUTIVE Declares actions unconstitutional Serves for life terms
REVIEW Separate three corners of the classroom to represent the three branches of government. I will call out a power, you will have to first say the branch and give the hand sign, then form your arms to an arrow and point to the branch of government that power checks.