Presentation on theme: "“I can articulate the elements (parts) of each branch and what they do.” We are drawing sticks. Look over pg. 11 if you forgot. BE READY. Oct 29."— Presentation transcript:
“I can articulate the elements (parts) of each branch and what they do.” We are drawing sticks. Look over pg. 11 if you forgot. BE READY. Oct 29.
Checks and Balances Where did these ideas come from? Take out your Checks & Balances Note sheet and index card from Yesterday.
Creating the Graphing Organizer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyLi5tdn ONI Three Ring Circus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyLi5tdn ONI Using the long slips of paper with government checks decide which arrow it belongs on. ON each Arrow write in two CHECKS that you will remember from the following slides. EX. 1 2 President can VETO a bill President can propose legislations
Executive/ President ENFORCES THE LAWS V.P. & Cabinet Judicial/ Supreme Court INTERPRETS THE LAWS 9 Justices/Supreme Court Legislative/ Congress MAKE THE LAWS House of Reps/ Senate
What are checks and balances? The provisions in the US Constitution that prevent any branch of the US government from dominating the other two branches. ( Write this definition at the top of your paper)
Executive Branch can check… Legislative Can VETO BILLS of congress Can call a special session of Congress Can influence public opinion Can PROPOSE LEGISLATION Judicial APPOINTS federal JUDGES Can PARDON people convicted of federal crimes
Legislative branch can check… Executive Can OVERRIDE A VETO Senate confirms or rejects federal appointments Can approve funding for Presidential programs CAN IMPEACH the President Senate approves or rejects treaties Judicial Congress establishes lower federal courts Senate CONFIRM or REJECT appointments of JUDGES Congress CAN IMPEACH or remove federal judges
Judicial branch can check… Executive Appointed for life, FREE FROM PRES. CONTROL Can DECLARE Presidential ACTIONS UNCONSTITUTIONAL Legislative JUDICIAL REVIEW - Can decide meaning of laws Can DECLARE ACTS of Congress UNCONSTITUTIONAL
“I CAN summarize checks and balances to my peers” Summarize the checks and balances system with at least one example. $1 summary each word $.05. it, and, the, by, is, a, for, are free. NO PRONOUNS= -1 $1 summary for your peers to evaluate. Put it on an index card then pass it to the right. Grade it for understanding. Up to 5pts.