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US GOVERNMENT
Chapter 6
BELL RINGER
MONDAY
What are the 3 branches of
government and who is the head of
each?
BELL RINGER
(ANSWERS ONLY TODAY)
1.What side should you walk on in the hall?
2.What format are Mrs. Bloomfield’s Bell
Ringers normally?
3.How many restroom/nurse passes do you
get each 9 weeks?
4.Write rule #4 in your own words.
5.What materials do you need to bring to
class with you each day?
6.If you have a question or need help in class,
what should you do?
7.What constitutes a tardy in Mrs.
Bloomfield’s class?
8.Write rule #5 in your own words.
9.When is the 4 th payment for the DC trip
due?
LEARNING TARGET 1
I can identify the 3
branches of
government and
describe their
functions.
SS 08-1.2.1
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Senate
House of Representatives
• 6 year term – unlimited
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• Represent the entire
state
• 2 year term – unlimited
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• Represent
congressional districts
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FUNCTION
• Make laws
• Approve
presidential
appointments
• Impeach federal
officials
• Declare war
• Approves treaties
3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT TREE
Materials
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1 piece of green paper
½ piece of brown
Scissors
Glue
Marker
directions
 Cut out a trunk
 Cut out 3 green
branches
 Label each branch
 List 6-7 things you
know about each
branch
3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT TREE
BELL RINGER
WEDNESDAY
What are at least two functions of
the legislative branch?
LEARNING TARGET 1
I can identify the 3
branches of
government and
describe their
functions.
SS 08-1.2.1
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
• Executes (enforces) the law
• President
• 4 year terms – 2 max
• Cabinet
• Advisors to the President
EXECUTIVE BRANCH FUNCTION
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Enforce the laws
Vetoes bills
Executive Orders
Pardons criminals
Commands armed forces
Conducts foreign policy
Makes treaties
Appoints Cabinet and Supreme Court
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Make-up
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Interprets the Law
Supreme Court
9 justices total
Life Terms
Function
• Declare laws
unconstitutional
• Declare executive
orders unconstitutional
WHEN YOU FINISH…
 How can each branch limit the power of the
other 2?
 Legislative
 Executive
 Judicial
BELL RINGER
THURSDAY
Describe 2 functions of the
president.
LEARNING TARGET 2
I can analyze the
system of checks and
balances so that one
branch does not
become too powerful.
SS 08-1.2.1
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CHECKS AND BALANCES
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use your textbook on page 184.
BELL RINGER
FRIDAY
Choose one of the three: How does
one of the branches (legislative,
executive, or judicial) limit the other
two?
LEARNING TARGET 1
I can identify the 3
branches of
government and
describe their
functions.
SS 08-1.2.1
LEARNING TARGET 2
I can analyze the
system of checks and
balances so that one
branch does not
become too powerful.
SS 08-1.2.1
THINK INK
Begin in your assigned group.
Stay in your group. Do not talk to others!
Use your notes.
Add to other group’s answers.
End of class review
BELL RINGER
MONDAY
Complete the Branches of
Government Chart. Use your notes!
LEARNING TARGET 1
I can identify the 3
branches of
government and
describe their
functions.
SS 08-1.2.1
LEARNING TARGET 2
I can analyze the
system of checks and
balances so that one
branch does not
become too powerful.
SS 08-1.2.1
GOVERNMENT ANALOGIES
BELL RINGER
TUESDAY
Write 2 things that
you heard in the song
that you remembered
from class.
 Who’s got the power?
LEARNING TARGET 3
I can explain
how the Bill of
Rights
guaranteed
rights for all
citizens.
SS 08-1-3-1
1 ST AMENDMENT
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Religion
• Separation of Church and State
• Freedom of Assembly
• Freedom of Petition
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BELL RINGER
WEDNESDAY
Describe 2 of the 1 st
Amendment rights you use
often.
LEARNING TARGET 3
I can explain
how the Bill of
Rights
guaranteed
rights for all
citizens.
SS 08-1-3-1
PROTECTION AGAINST GOV T. ABUSE OF
POWER
 2 nd Amendment
 Right to Bear Arms
 3 rd Amendment
 Prevents quartering soldiers
 4 th Amendment
 Prevents unreasonable search and
seizure
 Police must have a warrant to
search home
BELL RINGER
THURSDAY
Describe 2: 2 nd, 3 rd, and 4 th
Amendments.
LEARNING TARGET 3
I can explain
how the Bill of
Rights
guaranteed
rights for all
citizens.
SS 08-1-3-1
5 TH AMENDMENT
(5 TH -8 TH Due Process – government must treat people fairly)
• Miranda Warning – must be informed of rights
• Double Jeopardy – can’t be tried for the same crime twice
• Eminent Domain – government can take private proper ty,
for public use, for a fair price
• Grand Jur y – determine if there is enough evidence to take
someone to trial
• Pleading the 5 th – right not to testify against oneself
BELL RINGER
FRIDAY
Describe 2 Amendments guaranteed
in the 5 th Amendment.
LEARNING TARGET 3
I can explain
how the Bill of
Rights
guaranteed
rights for all
citizens.
SS 08-1-3-1
6 TH -8 TH AMENDMENTS
• 6 th Amendment - right to a speedy,
public, and fair trial by a jury
• 7 th Amendment – permits jury trial over
money and property
• 8 th Amendment – prohibits cruel and
unusual punishment
9 TH -10 TH AMENDMENTS
 9 th Amendment – Not all
rights are included in the
Constitution
 10 th Amendment –
powers not given to the
national government,
are given to the states
BELL RINGER
MONDAY
How does the Constitution
protect the rights of the
accused?
LEARNING TARGET 3
I can explain
how the Bill of
Rights
guaranteed
rights for all
citizens.
SS 08-1-3-1
BILL OF RIGHTS SONG
In your assigned group. Create
a song about the Bill of Rights.
 Be sure to include at least 8
rights in your song.
 Write the rights on the
whiteboard.
 Your group will read or sing
your song at the end of the
class.
BELL RINGER
TUESDAY
What are some things that US
citizens should or have to do?
LEARNING TARGET 4
I can differentiate
between the duties
and responsibilities
of being a citizen.
SS 08-1.3.2
DUTIES OF CITIZENSHIP
• Obeying the laws
• Paying taxes
• Register for selective service
• Jury duty
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITIZENS
Vote
Community Service
Work in an election
Military Service
BELL RINGER
WEDNESDAY
D I RE CT IO NS : D R AW A N D C O M P LET E T H E TA B LE B E LOW .
Role
Legislative
Executive
Judicial
Meet
Head
Term
Length
Function/Job
TEST
Level 0
 Break Detention
 Retake Test 
Circle Form
Cover Sheet
Book as barrier
Read Chap 6 Sections 1&2
 Pgs. 234-242

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