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  1. World Political Leaders

  2. State Standard • • 7.4.spi.4. identify political leaders from selected contemporary settings (i.e. United States, India, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Russia, China).

  3. The United States • Leader: Barack Obama • System: Representative Democracy • The people elect people to make decisions

  4. The United States (Write One) Facts about Barack Obama: • Can Speak Spanish • Loves scrabble and poker • can bench press 200lbs • Apple Mac User • Favorite book is Moby Dick by Herman Melville • His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees • Ranked as most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine

  5. India • Leader: • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (Head of Government) • System: Representative Democracy • Similar to the U.S • Separation of Powers

  6. India (Write One) Fun Facts: • Has 3 daughters • Said to be the most qualified Prime Minister in the world • Former teacher • Forbes ranked Singh as #14 most powerful person

  7. India • Leader: • President PratibhaPatil • (Head of State) • Figure Head

  8. Great Britain • Leader: Prime Minister David Cameron • System: Constitutional Monarchy • Similar to U.S but has a hereditary Head of State

  9. Great Britain (Write One) • David Cameron Fun Facts • Youngest Prime minister in 2 centuries (43) • Has 2 children and expecting a third • Once worked for Margaret Thatcher • Direct descendent of King William IV (1830-1837) • Full name is David William Donald Cameron (it is English tradition to have more than one middle name) • Ranked as #10 most powerful person in the world

  10. Canada • Leader: Stephen Harper • System: Constitutional Monarchy

  11. Canada (Write One) • Fun Facts: Stephen Harper • 1978, was on a television quiz show • Worked in a mail room • Dropped out of the University of Toronto after two months • Received bachelors and masters from the University of Calgary • 22nd Canadian Prime Minister

  12. Canada • Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II

  13. Mexico • Leader: Felipe Calderon • System: Representative Democracy • Head of State and Head of Government

  14. Mexico (Write One) • Fun Facts: Felipe Calderon • Catholic • Meets with Obama regularly to settle border issues • Lawyer with Masters in Economics • Went to Harvard • In 2006, Calderon stabilized the price of tortillas

  15. Russia • Leader: President Vladimir Putin • System: Federal Semi-Presidential Republic • Prime minister and president are both active in day-to-day operations

  16. Russia • Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev • Dual-Executive Branch • President is the dominant figure and chooses Prime Minister • Forbes ranked him as #59 most powerful person (Putin #2)

  17. People’s Republic of China • Leader: Hu Jintao • System: Communist • The PRC government has described as communist and socialist, but authoritarian, with restrictions remaining inmany areas, (Internet, the press, freedomof assembly, reproductive rights, and freedom of religion) Its current political/economic system has been termed by its leaders as "Socialism with Chinese characteristics”

  18. China (Write One) • Fun Facts on Hu Jintao • Hu Jintao loves Starbucks coffee • first visit to the United States was part of a world tour • Graduated in 1965 with a hydraulic engineering degree • Been in office for 10 years • 68 years old • Forbes ranked him as #3 most powerful person in the world

  19. World Political Leaders Game

  20. President Barack Obama U.S.A

  21. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh India

  22. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Russia

  23. President Felipe Calderon Mexico

  24. Prime Minister David Cameron Great Britain

  25. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Russia

  26. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada

  27. President PratibhaPatil India

  28. Queen Elizabeth II Great Britain/Canada

  29. Hu Jintao China