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United States Government FINAL EXAM

FINAL EXAM: visual presentation on everything I have learned in this course

DaJanica Resch

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of United States Government FINAL EXAM

Unit One:
Foundations and Constitutional U.S Government
FINAL EXAM The Anatomy of the Constitution
Six Goals of the Preamble
The Bill of Rights
How the Constitution Divides Powers
Check and Balances Unit Two/Three: Political Behavior Party Platforms
Political Participation (Voting) Unit Four: Executive Branch Unit Three: The Congress
(Legislative branch) Unit Five/Six: Judicial Branch The written constitution is an outline/structure for our government, it’s contain three essential parts: statement of goals, often called a Preamble, framework for government, and a way to change the constitution. Party Platforms The Congress By DaJanica Resch Federal Court System Anatomy of the Constitution Six Goals of the Preamble Six Goals of the Preamble The preamble states the fundamental purposes, principles, and goals of the government established by the Constitution, which we have six goals. The Bill of Rights The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee the individual rights of citizens under the Constitution. These are listed in the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. How the Constitution Divides Powers Check and Balances To make sure no branch have more power than others, to prevent from becoming too powerful. A party platform is a political party's statement of governmental principle and policy. Propaganda Techniques Propaganda is the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or a cause, or a person. It is used often for government elections. Political Participation: Voting The Senate has 100 members, with each state allowed two representatives, no matter what the size or population of that state. The House of Representatives has 435 members, with each state's representation depend on its population like California have more population so it have 55 representatives and Wyoming have 3 representatives because its small population. The Legislative Branch also known as the Congress, we have two called Senate and the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives To become a House of Representative, you have to be at least 25 years old, U.S citizen for at least 7 years and resident of the state that he/she is chosen to represent. A representative is a two years term and then re-elected again to keep it updated. Being a representative play an important role as well because they have the ability to develop and improve the state that he/she is representing and they do also have duties such as being a speaker of the house for meetings and third in line after the Vice President and they also provide direct services to their constituents by helping with the government agencies. The Senate To become a Senate, you have to be at least 30 years old, U.S citizen for at least 9 years and resident of the state that you are elected to represent in the Senate. The term of being a Senate lasted about six years but every two years of the Senate are re-elected again to keep it updated. Their role is very important because they write the laws and they have other duties such as giving approval to the President’s choices of Judges, Ambassadors and Cabinet members, take charge of the trials and they also have to be knowledgeable. 8 Roles of the president Chief of State The Chief of the state is the symbol of all the people. The president's role in this also giving the awards and medals, lighting the national Christmas tree, and etc. Being the Chief of state refers the President as the head of the government but doesn't rule anything, only work with the the rest of the government system. Chief Executive The President is also a chief executive by the Constitution with executive powers which he have to be involved with. Such as carrying out federal laws that are needed for a natural disaster area after one of natural hazards impacted or other federal aids to victims. They can also change the executive orders that the past Presidents had made. Chief Legislator The President is the main author of public policy because the President can suggest, request and insist that the Congress should approve the laws that he believe that are needed. Sometime the Congress will not agreee which is why working with the Congress take up a lot of time of the President's time. Chief Agenda Setter The President can prepare a budget with help of aid of the Office of Management and Budget which the Congress can evaluates and have meetings about it and to stabilizing by promoting high employment. The responsibility of this role is that the President is responsible for the health of the economy. He also can set up meetings for important issues and etc. Foreign Policy Leader The President is in charge of this role and the nation's chief spokesman to the rest of the world. Because the Constitution give the power to the President to make treaties with the approval of two-thirds of the senate and to work and recognize the foreign governments. Commander-in-Chief In this role of Commander in Chief have almost unlimited power because this power gives the President direct and immediate control of the military. The Congress has the power to declare war and provide for maintaining the armed forces by sorting out the money for the nation's defense. Then the President have the finally authority and responsibility for any military matters. Party Leader The president is the leader of his own political party. He can't be elected without any party support. It's not mentioned in the Constitution but it is still an important part of the government. Chief Citizen Being the chief citizen means the President should represent all of the people of the United States. We the people expect the President to wprk for our interests and provide good moral leadership. The President is no different from us because he is still a USA citizen that pay taxes and still vote. They can't give up their citizenship once becoming the President. The judicial branch includes the nation’s courts, whose job it is to ensure the government follows the law. Courts also settle disagreements between different groups, and the Supreme Court has the final word in settling disagreements by using and explaining what U.S. Constitution means.
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