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  • Wisdom is a quality that the legislative branch should have while making laws.
  • Wisdom
  • The judicial branch is to ensure justice while making their decisions.
  • Justice
  • The executive branch should administer laws in moderation.
  • Moderation
  • Senators must be 25 years old, have been a U.S. citizen for 9 years, and must be a resident of the state prior to the election. Terms are 6 years and the duties are to help citizens deal with government agencies and studying problems which citizens fell require legislation.
  • Senate
  • To be a State Representative, you must be 21 years old, a Georgia citizen for two years, and live in the district the representative was elected in for one year. The length of the terms are 2 years.
  • House
  • House Speaker
  • The Speaker of the House is elected among the members of the House of Representatives. They act as the head of the house. They have several duties such as administering the oath of office to members, recognizing members to speak on the house floor, and calling the house to order.
  • Lt. Governor
  • The Lieutenant Governor presides as president over the Senate. Some of the duties that the Lt. Governor is in charge of are voting in the event of a tie vote, they also take the role of the governor if the governor is unable to do their job. The lieutenant governor is elected by statewide elections by popular vote.
  • I am the Governor. Governors are elected by statewide elections. A governor serves a term of four years, and is allowed to consecutive terms. The requirements to become governor are that you have to be 30 years old, a Georgia resident for 6 years, and a US citizen for 15 years. Some of the duties as governor include enforcing laws, appointing people to state offices, signing bills, and directing the state budget.
  • I am the Lieutenant Governor and I am elected by a statewide election of popular vote.  In order to be a Lieutenant Governor you have to be 30 years old, lived in the state for 6 years, and a US citizen for 15 years. the length of a term is 4 years. I am the presiding leader of the senate and also do the duties of the governor when the governor is unable to.
  • Trial Courts Trial courts measure peoples actions against the law. The actions can be judged by either a jury, or by a single judge. Trial courts hear and try cases for the first time. The five trial courts are probate, magistrate, superior, state, and juvenile courts. 
  • Appellate Courts Appellate courts deals with judgments that have already been acknowledged previously by trial courts and handles their appeals. Appellate courts make sure that the trials are fair and do not go against the Georgia Constitution.  The two types of appellate courts are the Supreme court, and the court of appeals.
  • Civil Law Civil law handles private disputes between groups or individuals. Examples include injuries, divorce, property ownership, and contracts. Most civil cases are resolved in court, and people found guilty never have to be incarcerated, but usually instead just have to pay a fine. In a civil case, the one to bring the complaint to a judge is called the plantiff. 
  •   Criminal Law Criminal law deals with actions that harm people and society. Examples include murder, robbery, and DUI. Criminal law can be classified into two groups: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are crimes that result in less than a year in jail, while felonies are crimes that will result in at least a year in prison. Guilt is harder to prove in criminal trials because the prosecution  has to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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