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The Three Branches of Government--Fifth Grade

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Megan Sevatson

on 7 April 2014

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
The Three Branches of Government
What are the Three Branches ?
Legislative Branch
Judicial Branch
Supreme Court justices
Your Project
Creation of Bills and Mock Legislature
The Constitution
The Preamble to the Constitution by
School House Rocks
Presidents Duties include:

Executive branch
The President
(Barack Obama)
The Vice President
(Joe Biden)
The Cabinet
How long can a president be in office?
A president can serve in office for two four year terms or a total of ten years
The President can serve ten years if the president before him/her died in office
Directing the government
Commanding Armed Forces
Carrying out federal laws
Dealing with foreign policies
Recommending new laws

Must be 35 years of age or older
Must be a natural born citizen of The United States
Must have lived in the United States for a minimum of 14 years
Two per state leaving a total of 100 seats
The House of Representatives

The Senate
Qualifications needed to become senator:
The senate can approve or reject treaties and presidential nomination for government elections
Powers of Congress:
Qualifications to become a Representative
They handle all bills dealing with money

The House of representatives
The Senate
Have power to impeach the president
In charge of post office
Approve or veto bills
Declare war
Both the Senate and House of Representative creates laws (biggest job)
Senators are elected every 6 years
How Many and Term of Office
Must fulfill a residency within the state they wish to represent
U. S. citizen for a minimum of 9 years
30 years of age or older
Special power
Must have been a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years
Must be a resident of the state they represent
25 years or older
Special Power:
How Many and Term of Office
Amount Based on Population
Term of office is 2 years
435 Members for the United States
How many and Terms of Office
Special powers
Judges serve for life
They are nominated by the president and approved by the Senate

9 supreme court justices
Interpret the law

Determine if a law is constitutional or unconstitutional
Main power
laws passed by Congress are allowable by the Constitution
treaties negotiated by the President and approved by the Senate are allowable by the Constitution
Determines if:
actions by the President in enforcing the law are allowable by the Constitution
laws passed by states are allowable by the Constitution
Good Behavior

Im Just a Bill by School House Rocks
Extra Extra Inside the Supreme Court Building
Almost Painless Guide to the Constitution
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Come Up the an Idea of what you want to create for a Bill. (Check Idea Sheet)
Start writing your bill. (check " Example of Bill" and taught in class)
Start writing your Sponsor Speech (use format sheet)
Collect research to defend your bill. (facts, statistics, personal stories of people affected by passing or not passing your bill)
Step 5
Type out your Bill and Sponsor Speech.
Step 6
Bring your Bill in front of our Class Legislature
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