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What does the legislative branch do?
write or make laws
hold committee meetings
What does the executive branch do?
enforces the laws
What does the judicial branch do?
interpret and apply the laws
local legislative?
city council
local executive?
mayor George Shaw
local judicial?
sheriff
county courts
judges
state legislative?
General Assembly
House of Representatives
Senate
state executive?
Governor
Ted Strickland
state judicial?
Ohio Supreme Court
State Highway Patrol
Justices/ Judges
national legislative?
Congress
House of Representatives (18 from OH, 435 total)
Senate (2 from Ohio)
national executive?
President
Barack Obama
national judicial?
U.S. Supreme Court
FBI
Justices and Judges
What is the Declaration of Independence?
document that declared independence from Great Britain, 1776
What is the U.S. Constitution?
written plan of how our gov't was formed. 1787
What is the Bill of Rights?
the first 10 amendments of the constitution
basic rights
What is the preamble?
the opening paragraph of the constitution
states the goal of our new national gov't
What is a bill?
a written plan of a new law
What is a veto?
When a president refuses to sign a bill or law
What are the 2 political parties?
Republican and Democrat
What are the branches of the military?
Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and Army
What are checks and balances?
to limit or check the power of all 3 branches
What is the Federal System?
duties of the gov't divided into National and State
What is the preamble?
the opening paragraph of the constitution
states the goal of our new national gov't
What is a bill?
a written plan of a new law
What is a veto?
When a president refuses to sign a bill or law
What are the 2 political parties?
Republican and Democrat
What are the branches of the military?
Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and Army
What are checks and balances?
to limit or check the power of all 3 branches
What is the Federal System?
duties of the gov't divided into National and State