The Supremacy Clause
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the
United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Ju
Government in Ohio
Ohio's State Constitution approved by the voters in 1851 supreme law of the state Created three branches of government Rights of the individual listed in Article I of the Ohio Constitution.known as the Ohio Bill of Rights (similar to th
The Executive Branch
Six elected officials: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, sec. of state, auditor, treasurer 4 year terms limited to 2 consecutive terms Unlike Pres of USA Governor can use lineitem veto Responsibilities of the governor?
The Federal Court System
The Judicial Branch U.S. Court Systems The Federal Courts The Constitution created the Supreme Court and left it up to Congress to create the inferior courts The State Courts Most cases are heard in state courts Jurisdiction Autho
Principles of Government Pretest
Matching 1. Someone with rights and responsibilities in a state 2. The power to interpret laws 3. The power to enforce laws 4. Largest group is right more often than wrong 5. The power to make laws 6. Alliance of independe
What are services provided by government intended to do?
Politics Politics The process by which we select our governmental leaders and what policies these leaders produce.
Politics is NOT a Dirty Word People disagree on politics because they disagree abou
by the people, for the people" "We the People" Direct Democracy NE town halls Representative Democracy Republic Fastest growing Most difficult "Social Contract Theory" John Locke govt an agreement between people and governors Democracy Presidential System
Branches of Government
(outlined in Ar ticle 2 of Constitution)
Chief of State
Head of his
The President r
The Political Spectrum
Where do you stand?
What is a Continuum?
A persons views on the issues help
determine where they fall on the political
The labels used on the spectrum are not
pure categories, but they make up a
continuum, or value line,
Voters and Voter Behavior
I'll say it again in
the land of the
use your freedom
freedom of choice
freedom of choice
is what you got
Freedom of Choice-DEVO
The power to set voting qualifications is
reserved for t
CH 5:Political Parties
Political Party: A group of people who seek to control
government through winning elections and holding
Major American Parties:
Joined together on the basis of
common issues and beliefs
NOT issue or
Ch. 2, sections 1 and 2
Objective: Understand the Origins of American Government
Why did we break away from England?
Original colonies established with Royal Charters (Royal colonies) (1607-1732) 13 colonies established, 1776Declaration of Independence N