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We will learn about what the government is and what is associated with it.

C Vaughn

on 20 October 2009

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Transcript of Government

Government the act of exercising authority or the system or form by
which a community or other political unit is governed Word to know:
CITIZEN a native or naturalized member of a state or other community There are THREE
levels of goverment Federal State Local What are the THREE
federal braches of government?
Legislative Branch: (Senate &
House of Representatives)
Pass laws
Declare war
Regulate trade & money
Override President's vetoes Executive Branch:
(The President)
Enforce laws
Nominate judges and appoint officials
Make treaties with foreign nations
Veto or approve laws
Commander of the military

Judicial Branch: (Judges)
Interpret laws
Determine if laws are allowable or Constitutional What system is used to keep the THREE
federal branches of government from
becoming too powerful? CHECKS AND BALANCES!! How is
tax money spent
to benefit
citizens? Representative Democracy? a type of democracy in which citizens vote
to elect, and give authority to, representatives. Rights are freedoms we enjoy. What are rights that
U.S. citizens enjoy? Freedom of....
petition Constitution ...provides the framework
for our government &
protects our rights.
There are THREE parts. Preamble:
"We the People..."
An introduction Articles:
tell how the federal
government works Amendments:

Bill of Rights is the
first 10 amendments
correction or revision of a law Bill of Rights:
1) Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition

2) Right to keep and bear arms

3) Conditions for quarters of soldiers

4) Right of search and seizure regulated

5) Provisions concerning Prosecutions

6) Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.

7) Right to a trial by jury

8) Excessive bail, cruel punishment

9) Rule of construction of Constitution

10) Rights of the States under Constitution http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/after1500/government/billofrights.htm
Let's put that
in simple terms
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