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SS8CG1 The student will describe the role of citizens under

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Transcript of SS8CG1 The student will describe the role of citizens under

C.Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Basic Rights of all Citizens:
• Right to free speech
• Right to worship freely
• Right to a trial by jury
Basic Responsibilities of all Citizens:
• Take care of one’s self
• Respect the rights of others
• Obey rules and laws

A.Explain the basic structure of the Georgia state constitution.
B.Explain the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances.
The Legislative Branch – the General Assembly (Senate and
House of Representatives) makes the law The Executive Branch – the Governor, Lieutenant Governor,
Secretary of State, Attorney General, and State Treasurer enforces the law The Judicial Branch – the State Supreme Court, Court of
Appeals, Circuit Courts, and Municipal Courts interprets the law.
D.Explain voting qualifications and elections in Georgia.
In the state of Georgia, you must meet the following
requirements in order to vote:
• You must be a citizen of the United States
• You must be a legal resident of Georgia and of the county
where you wish to vote
• You must be at least 18 years old on election day
Citizens MAY NOT vote if they are convicted felons OR if they are declared, by a judge, to be mentally incompetent.The different elections of the U.S are President and Vice President. Which are voted by the majority of Americans. Along with, 2 U.S Senators and 13 U.S Representatives, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and County officials.
E.Explain the role of political parties in government.
The four roles of political parties are; set policies and nominate candidates for community office. They also monitor the work of designated officials, and direct funds toward a general goal.
F.Identify wisdom,justice, and moderation the three principles of the Pledge of allegiance to the Georgia Flag.
Wisdom means the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. Justice means a judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of the supreme court of a country or state. Moderation means the avoidance of excess or extremes, esp. in one's behavior or political opinions.
SS8CG1 The student will describe the role of citizens under Georgia's constitution.
The basic structure of the Georgia state constitution contains The Preamble, The Articles 1-11, and The Amendment Process. GA’s first constitution was a provisional government called
the Rules and Regulations.
GA’s first permanent constitution was the Constitution of 1777, a
form of government that weakened the executive branch and
strengthened the legislature.
GA’s current constitution was adopted in 1983, and was
intended to be a shorter, more modern constitution for the
state.
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