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4Government - GOVERNANCE AND CIVICS Grade 4 Social Studies...

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Unformatted text preview: GOVERNANCE AND CIVICS Grade 4 Social Studies Online Government Blueprint Skills that will be addressed • Identify the 3 branches of federal and state governments. • Using a chart showing checks and balances, explain how one branch of government can limit the power of others. • Identify the rights outlined by the Bill of Rights (i.e., Amendments 1, 5, 6, and 8). The Three Branches of Government The Executive Branch The Judicial Branch The Legislative Branch The Executive Branch The executive branch of Government makes sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed. The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch of government. This branch is very large so the President gets help from the Vice President, department heads (Cabinet members), and heads of independent agencies. The Executive Branch is made up of: • President: Leader of the country and commands the military. • Vice President: President of the Senate and becomes President if the President can no longer do the job....
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