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Choosing a President : The Electorial College and Beyond
Choosing a President: The Electorial College and Beyond


How the US Government Works
How the U.S. Government Works


Barack Obama Stand-Up
Barack Obama
Stand-Up


George Washington Stand-Up
George Washington
Stand-Up


Abraham Lincoln Stand-Up
Abraham Lincoln Stand-Up


Statue of Liberty Stand-Up
Statue of Liberty Stand-Up




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Political Process Educational Posters
for the classroom and home schoolers.


social studies > POLITICAL PROCESS < United States


The Political Process series of educational posters depict the three Branches of US Government: the Executive, Judicial and Legislative, with reference text to the terms, qualifications, duties, and powers over the other branches.- Supreme Court Landmark Decisions posters | Bill of Rights posters


• “To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
• “Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.” ~ Plato
• “He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.” ~ Plato


The Executive Branch Poster
The Executive Branch Poster


The Executive Branch -
The President

Terms
• Elected to serve a four-year term.
• Cannot be elected for more than two terms.
Qualifications
• Must be 35 years old or older.
• Must be a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years.
• Must be a natural-born citizen.

Duties
• Make sure all federal laws are enforced.
• Is in charge of protecting the nation and seeing to its defense.
• Directs nation's dealing with other countries and makes treaties with them.
• Proposes new laws to Congress.
• Appoints most of the top officials of the executive branch.

Powers Over Other Branches
• Can veto bills passed by Cognress.
• Appoints federal judges, including Supreme Courts Justices.

Presidents pictured: Washington (1789-1797), Van Buren (1837-1841), Lincoln (1861-1865), Wilson (1913-1921), FDR (1933-1945), Kennedy (1961-1963).

president posters


The Legislative Branch Poster
The Legislative Branch Poster


The Legislative Branch-
The Congress
Senate, House of Representatives

Terms
• Representatives: elected to serve a two-year term.
• Senators: elected to serve a six-year term.

Qualifications
• A Representative must be 25 years old or older, a U.S. Citizen for at least seven years, and a resident of the state from which elected.
• A Senator must be 30 years old or older, a U.S. Citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of the state from which elected.

Duties
• Makes all federal laws.
• May propose amendments to the Constitution.
• Conducts investigations and reviews government actions.

Powers Over Other Branches
• Senate must approve all treaties (by a two-thirds vote) and important presidential appointments (by majority vote).
• Congress can “override” presidential vetoes with a two-thirds vote of both House and Senate.
• House “impeaches” and Sentae tries federal officials, including President, for wrongdoing.


The Judicial Branch Poster
The Judicial Branch Poster

no longer available

The Judicial Branch- Chief Justices: John Marshall (1801-1835), Earl Warren (1953-1969), John Roberts (2006- )

Terms
• Appointed for life.

Qualifications
• Any citizen can be a Supreme Court Justice. The president chooses each justice, but the Senate msut also give its approval.

Duties
• Decides cases having to do with the Constitutuion, federal laws, teaties, and several other kinds of arguments.

Powers Over Other Branches
• Can decide whether a law or executive action is constitutional. Laws or actions declared unconstitutional cannot be enforces.

• more Supreme Court posters


Amercan Government: The Federal System, Shared Power, Classroom Poster
Amercan Government:
The Federal System,
Shared Power,
Classroom Poster

Amercan Government: System of Checks and Balances, Classroom Poster
Amercan Government:
System of Checks
and Balances,
Classroom Poster

Amercan Government: A Bill Becomes Law, Classroom Poster
Amercan Government:
A Bill Becomes Law,
Classroom Poster

Amercan Government: Federal Court System, Classroom Poster
Amercan Government:
Federal Court System,
Classroom Poster

Amercan Government: Amending the Constitution, Classroom Poster
Amercan Government:
Amending the Constitution,
Classroom Poster

Amercan Government: Federal Court System, Classroom Poster
Levels of Government
Chart

Amercan History: Jim Crow Laws, Classroom Poster
Amercan History:
Jim Crow Laws,
Classroom Poster

Obama Victory, Presidential Election 2008 Results by State and County, Photographic Print
Presidential Election 2008 Results by
State and County, Obama Victory,
Photographic Print

maps posters

The Awakening of the Third Estate (political cartoon showing Church and Nobility recoiling in fear Giclee Print
The Awakening of
the Third Estate
Giclee Print

A French political cartoon showing First Estate (Church) and Second Estate (Nobility) recoiling in fear from the revolutionary Third Estate or commoners.


Candidates in the United States Chasing the Presidential Butterfly in the Form of Uncle Sam, Giclee Print
Candidates in the United States Chasing the Presidential Butterfly in the Form of Uncle Sam,
Giclee Print

Midsummer Madness - a hot but hopeless chase after the presidential butterfly - Cover from the August 13, 1892 Judge magazine.

Details of the 1892 Presidental Election.


Homeland Security- Fighting Terrorism Since 1492, Masterprint
Homeland Security- Fighting Terrorism Since 1492,
Poster

Political Statement about the “discovery” of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

Native Americans posters


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