Department Created in the 19th Century
During the 19th century, 3 ex. departments were established.
Department of Justice
Established in 187o after the department of the interior
however , it was established after interior, it is considered the
Who are Americans
One of the jobs of the U.S government is to keep an accurate count of the people living
To do this the government set up a process for counting population called the census
The Census Bureau has counted the nation's population ev
The President and Vice President
The presidency is the most important office in the United States
The President must make decisions that affect the lives of all Americans, as
head of the executive branch
The court at work
The supreme court conducts its business from each october to the following
june or july
A 2 week recess, during which the justices do most of their work, follow each
2 week session
During recess, justices decide which cases to hear, rese
Our English Heritage
In the days before the magna carta, the power to punish citizens from breaking laws
belonged to the monarch.
The Magna Carta was the agree,ent the king signed that listed the rights of nobles
In signing this, the king admitted that
The executive branch
The executive departments are among the most important parts
of the executive branch.
The carry out most of the work of the ex. Branch.
The head, the secretary, of every department is part of the pres.
As cabinet members, the
What is Civics?
Civics is the study of citizenship and government.
Today the word citizen - a member of a community with government and laws - applies
to most people.
Being a citizen means much more than just living in a country.
Citizens usually share a
The President's roles
The constitution holds one person - the president- responsible for
carrying out the roles of the executive branch
The president takes on several different roles.
These include Chief Executive, chief diplomat, and commander in
The Colonial Experience
A colony is a group of people in one place who are ruled by the government of another
Colonists are members of a colony who settled in a new place
English colonists lived in America but were still under the rule of Britis
The Lower federal Court
At the top of the federal court system is the supreme court
The lower federal courts consist of the district courts and the appeals court.
The us federal courts make up the lowest level
District is the federal court
The Federal Court System
From 1781 to 1789, the United States was governed by the Articles of Confederation.
There was no national court system.
Each state had its own laws and courts.
Article III of the Constitution established a national Supreme Court.
The Presidents other roles
In addition to acting as chief executive, diplomat and commander
and chief. The president plays several other important roles.
These include legislative leader, party leader, judicial leader, and
cheif of state
During the 1600 and 1700s Great Britain followed a policy
called mercantilism because they believed it would make
them wealthy. Mercantilism - The theory that a country
should sell more than it buys.
For mercantilism to be successfu