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					              Call to Order
Homework in the upper right!
       Yesterday, we saw that there are
       many people with many jobs in our
       nation’s government.

       What do you think some of the
       advantages are to having lots of
       people performing jobs? What do
       you think are the disadvantages?
             CHECKS AND BALANCES
How does each
branch keep the
  others from
                   Executive
  getting too       Branch
 much power?




  Legislative                  Judicial
   Branch                      Branch
How can President Obama limit the
 Legislative and Judicial Branches?
                  LEGISLATIVE
                  •Vetoes Laws
                  •Can use the
                  pocket veto
                  JUDICIAL
                  •Appoints
                  judges
             CHECKS AND BALANCES
How does each
branch keep the
  others from
                   Executive
  getting too       Branch
 much power?




  Legislative                  Judicial
   Branch                      Branch
     How can Congress (the Legislative
      Branch) keep the Executive and
         Judicial Branches in line?
EXECUTIVE BRANCH:
•Override veto with a 2/3 vote
•Can Impeach the President
•Controls the “pocketbook”
(the money)
JUDICIAL BRANCH:
•Must approve President’s
appointment
             CHECKS AND BALANCES
How does each
branch keep the
  others from
                             Executive
  getting too                 Branch
 much power?




  Legislative                                                Judicial
   Branch                                                    Branch

            The Senate must approve all Presidential appointments
  How does the Supreme Court keep the
  Legislative and Executive Branches in
                   line?
LEGISLATIVE
BRANCH
•Can rule laws
unconstitutional
EXECUTIVE
BRANCH
•Can rule acts of
the President
unconstitutional
             CHECKS AND BALANCES
How does each
branch keep the
  others from
                              Executive
  getting too                  Branch
 much power?




  Legislative                                                Judicial
   Branch               Can rule laws unconstitutional       Branch

            The Senate must approve all Presidential appointments
On your white boards, write down
 who is checking whom (which
     branches are involved)?


   President Bush asked
  Congress to declare war
  against Iraq in March of
  2003 and got approval.
On your white boards, write down
 who is checking whom (which
     branches are involved)?


    The Supreme Court
   struck down tougher
     gun laws due to a
    violation of the 2nd

       amendment.
On your white boards, write down
 who is checking whom (which
     branches are involved)?


  Mayor Rawlings-Blake
     signed a new law
    against texting and
  driving into action that
    city council passed.
On your white boards, write down
 who is checking whom (which
     branches are involved)?
    President Obama
    awaits Congress’s
  decision on whether or
   not his nominee for
  Supreme Court justice
    will be approved.
               .
On your white boards, write down
 who is checking whom (which
     branches are involved)?
       City Council
  disapproves of Mayor
     Rawlings-Blake’s
  proposal for increased
   funding to homeless
         shelters.
               .
On your white boards, write down
 who is checking whom (which
     branches are involved)?

Congress votes to declare war
   on Afghanistan in 2001
approving former president’s
  George Bush’s proposal to
  invade the Taliban ridden
           nation.
  ROCK     the executive
  branch   enforces the
           laws

SCISSORS          the judicial
branch
           interprets the
           laws

PAPER       the legislative branch
           writes the laws
GAME ONE:
•With a partner at your
table, go “one, two, three
– shoot!” and put out a
rock, paper or scissors.
You take on the role of
whatever you put out.
Whoever can say how
their branch of
government checks the
other person’s branch first
gets a point! Keep track
on a piece of notebook
paper.
GAME TWO:
•Play the traditional way.
Go “One, two, three –
shoot!” and put out a rock,
paper, or scissors. Rock
beats scissors, scissors cuts
paper, and paper covers
rock. Keep track of how
many times a rock wins,
how many times a scissors
wins, and how many times
a paper wins by keeping a
tally on your notebook
paper.

				
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