Georgia’s Government and Its Citizens. Today’s Agenda. Open: Rights and Responsibility Discussion Work ~ PowerPoint Notes Session: ~ Gradecam Reading Check Close: Small Group EQ Discussion. Standard.
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Open: Rights and Responsibility Discussion
Work ~ PowerPoint Notes
Session: ~ Gradecam Reading Check
Close: Small Group EQ Discussion
SS8CG1 The student will describe the role of citizens under Georgia's constitution.
How did the new government assure citizens that it would not impose the oppression of the past monarchy?
What is the basic structure of Georgia’s Constitution and how does it protect the separation of powers?
What are the rights of American citizens and what responsibilities accompany these basic rights of citizenship?
What are the qualifications to vote in Georgia?
“Let’s Activate Our Prior Knowledge”
With your group:
on one to share with the class.
2) Discuss your responsibilities as a
citizen. Decide on one to share with
House of Representatives
U.S. Supreme Court
Remember to spell “JEL”
Supreme Court of Georgia
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Executive: Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Branch (enforce laws: cops)
Legislative: Georgia’s General Assembly
Branch (make laws: Senate & House of
Judicial: Supreme Court of Georgia
Branch (interpret laws: can rule laws
**Each Branch Has Its Own Powers**
A draft of a proposed law presented to Congress for their review and vote of approval of disapproval
If the bill is approved it can become a law.
The General Assembly passes the law, but the governor can veto the bill.
If the governor vetoes the bill, the bill can still become law with enough votes from the General Assembly.
If the Supreme Court determines that
the law is unconstitutional then the law
is null and void.
**No One Branch Is Stronger Than Another**
fishing and hunting
life, liberty, and property freedom of religion
equal protection under the law don’t have to testify against yourself
freedom of speech and the press no excessive bails or fines
right to keep and bear arms no cruel and unusual punishment
right to assemble and petition no banishment or whipping as punishment
right to jury trial right to counsel and to know and have witnesses
protected against unlawful searches and seizures
2) Gun owners must obey gun laws
3) You must testify if called to do so by the courts
4) You may be sued if your words harm others
**As a citizen, you should always vote**
Primary Election: select candidates who will represent a political party
(all from same party)
General Election: candidates from different parties run against each
other for a government position
Special Election: held between general elections to fill a vacancy
Run-off Election: if no one candidate receives 50% of the vote, the
top 2 candidates face off in another election
Referendum: all voters vote on a single political
___________ and _____________
What Are The Role Of Political Parties (PPs)?
our country’s laws
2) Answer the questions at the end of each section by bubbling in correct answers on your Gradecam sheet (1-12)
3) When finished, scan your sheet under the Elmo to obtain your grade
Discuss EQs with your group. Be prepared to share answers with the class.
(G1) How did the new government assure citizens that it would
not impose the oppression of the past monarchy?
(G2) What is the basic structure of Georgia’s Constitution?
(G3) How Georgia’s Constitution protect the separation of powers?
(G4) What are the rights of American citizens?
(G5) What responsibilities accompany these basic
rights of citizenship?
(G6) What are the qualifications to vote in Georgia?
Hail to the Chief