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How the US Government is like Rock, Paper, Scissors

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How the US Government is like Rock, Paper, Scissors
By Aidan Cline and Parker Robinson
Rock, Paper, Scissors vs
US Government
Rock - can defeat scissors but is defeated by paper
Executive branch can veto a bill but a veto can be overridden by the Legislative branch
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Paper - can defeat rock but is defeated by scissors
Legislative branch can make a bill a law but the Executive branch can veto a bill (President refuses to sign it)
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Scissors - can defeat paper but is defeated by rock
Judicial branch can decide whether or not a law makes sense. If a law doesn't make sense to be a law (in the eyes of the Judicial branch), it is rejected
Executive Branch
The President (head of this branch) can veto a bill
1) President and Vice-President
2) The Cabinet
Cabinet includes secretaries of:
State
Treasury
Defense
Justice
Interior
And many more!
Judicial Branch
Made up of the federal court systems.
1) US Supreme Court
2) US Court of Appeals
3) US District Courts
Decides the meanings of laws and whether or not they were broken
Legislative Branch
Can make a bill a law. Watch this: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=299951
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Includes:
1) Senate
2) House of Representatives
Legislative can override a veto with a certain amount of votes
Resources
http://www.congressforkids.net/Legislativebranch_house.htm
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http://www.congressforkids.net/Executivebranch_index.htm
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http://www.congressforkids.net/Judicialbranch_index.htm
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http://mrnussbaum.com/government
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http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_checksandbalances.htm
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http://www.congressforkids.net/Executivebranch_presidentsjob_1.htm
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http://kids.usa.gov/three-branches-of-government/index.shtml
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110221
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http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091009181039AAb5yeM
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet
VS
Checks and Balances
The system of checks and balances is a part of the constitution.
It lets the three branches share the power evenly.
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