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State and Local Government

SSCG17 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers
of state and local government described in the Georgia Constitution.
a. Examine the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
b. Examine the structure of local governments with emphasis on county, city, and town.
c. Identify current state and local officials.
d. Analyze the relationship among state and local governments.
e. Evaluate direct democracy by the initiative, referendum, and recall processes.

Define Constitution: Legislative Branch:


________________________

What are Georgias branches of government?


.
Does Georgia have a state Constitution?
List the Parts (be descriptive). Executive Branch:
________________________

. Judicial Branch:
________________________

What is the role and purpose of Georgias Legislative Branch?

What is the role and purpose of Georgias Executive Branch?

What is the role and purpose of Georgias Judicial Branch?

What concepts does this share with our National Government?

Why is that important?

What are our rights and responsibilities as Georgia List the requirements to be
What political parties are able to vote in the state of
citizens? present in the state of Georgia.
Georgia?

Today, Georgias political


ideologies are majority
_______________________.

Historically, Georgias
political ideologies have
been a
majority_________________
from after the Civil War up
until the1980s.
The Legislative Branch
Complete the charts below on Georgias Legislative Branch

Explain Georgias Legislative Branch?

Qualifications: Senate: House:


Age:

Citizenship: GA 2 years GA 2 years


Must be US Must be US
citizen citizen
Terms: 2 years 2 years

Election: Elected in Elected in


November November

Duties: Write legislation Write legislation


(laws) (laws)

Organization in the House: Organization in the Senate:

Give an example of GA State


Representative. Give an example of a GA state Senator.

Explain the legislative process for the state of Georgia in the boxes above. What are the similarities and
differences in the legislative process for the house and the senate?

Define Referendum and Initiative as they apply to the Georgia Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
SSCG17 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers
of state and local government described in the Georgia Constitution.
a. Examine the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
b. Examine the structure of local governments with emphasis on county, city, and town.
c. Identify current state and local officials.
d. Analyze the relationship among state and local governments.
e. Evaluate direct democracy by the initiative, referendum, and recall processes.

Explain Georgias Executive Branch?

Complete the Charts below in Georgias Executive Branch.

Explain the differences and


similarities between the
Qualifications: Term: Election: qualifications of the governor
Age:
Time in state: and the lt. governor.

Time in US:

Term:

Duties:

Who is out current governor?

Who is our current LT. Governor?

The governor is the head of many state agencies. List the 6 major state agencies in Georgia. Describe them.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Explain how the governor appoints the heads of these agencies.


The Judicial Branch
SSCG17 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers
of state and local government described in the Georgia Constitution.
a. Examine the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
b. Examine the structure of local governments with emphasis on county, city, and town.
c. Identify current state and local officials.
d. Analyze the relationship among state and local governments.
e. Evaluate direct democracy by the initiative, referendum, and recall processes.

Explain Georgias Court System. Describe the different types of


courts Georgia has.

Civil Law Criminal Law

Give an example of Give an example


Civil Law for Snookie. of Criminal Law
for Snookie.

Explain the adult justice system in Georgia. List a current Judge on Georgias Supreme Court.

Explain the difference between a felony and


misdemeanor and that that means for What is the job of Georgias Supreme Court? What
Georgias court system. does the mean for the Georgia court of Appeals and
Georgias Supreme Court?
Who does Georgias jurisdiction apply to? Give
an example.
Local Government
SSCG17 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers
of state and local government described in the Georgia Constitution.
a. Examine the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
b. Examine the structure of local governments with emphasis on county, city, and town.
c. Identify current state and local officials.
d. Analyze the relationship among state and local governments.
e. Evaluate direct democracy by the initiative, referendum, and recall processes.
What role does Local Government play in our lives?

County Government City Government Explain the difference and


similarities between the
Origins county and city governments.

Functions

Purposes

Differences

List and explain the four different forms of city governments.

1.

2.

3.

4.

What is special- purpose district?


Explain the relationship between state
and local governments.

Give an example.

Give an example of this relationship.


Local Government
SSCG18 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the powers of Georgias state and local governments.
A. Examine the powers of state and local government.
B. Examine the sources of revenue received by each level of government.
C. Analyze the services provided by state and local government.

How do state and local governments gain revenue? Explain.

What is Henry Countys County Seat?


Who is the current mayor of Locust Grove?
What kind of Government does Henry County have?
What kind of Government does Locust Grove have?

List the four types of Municipal Georgia State Facts:


Governments. Explain.
Population:
1. F
Bird:
2. F

3. F Flower:

4. F
Capital:

List the Powers of the State Government: Nickname:


(give an example for each)

Colony:

Henry County Facts:

Population:

County Seat:

Land Area:
List the Powers of Local Government:
(give an example for each)
Governed by:

Fun Fact: