Government Overarching Project

Government Overarching Project

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  • wisdom reminds the legislative branch to be wise in creating laws    Justice appeals to the judicial branch for fair and just decisions    And moderation urges the executive branch to carry out laws calmly within the boundaries of the law.
  • I pledge allegiance to the Georgian flag and to the principles for which it stands wisdom, justice, and moderation.
  • You must be at least 25, a US citizen, and not be in the military.
  • senator: 2 years help make laws
  • representatives: 2 years help make laws
  • You must be at least 21, a US citizen, and not be in the military.
  • Lieutenant governor: Head of the senate.state wide popular vote. appoint committees that focus on different issues and make recommendations about specific bills.
  • Speaker of the house: Head of the house of Representatives. Voted among members of the house. appoint committees that focus on different issues and make recommendations about specific bills.
  • highest rank in executive branch 2 term limit commander and chief of Georgia military enforces the law, signing bills into law, ext
  • governor
  • 4 year terms elected by popular vote on different ballots US citizen
  • same
  • lieutenant governor
  • second highest rank in the executive branch unlimited terms president of the senate  in charge of assignment given by the governor
  • People's auctioned are measured against the law. actions are judged in one of two ways-    a jury or  a judge Trial courts hear and try cases for the first time Includes superior, state, juvenile, probate, magistrate courts
  • trial courts
  • appellate courts
  • looks over judgments made by lower courts and handles their appeals. only hears cases that are appealed. make sure that trials are fair and do not go against the Georgia constitution. Their are two types of appellate courts- The supreme court and  court of appeals
  • civil law
  • introduced by a private party (plaintiff) seeking monetary damages. The plaintiff brings their complaint to the court's attention. The defendant may be forced to testify. If the plaintiff proves guilty of the other party by a "preponderance of evidence", then the defendant may have to pay money to the plaintiff.
  • introduced by the government, who claims that a person or group has committed a crime. The government's prosecuting attorney seeks to convince the judge or jury that the defendant both committed a crime and wanted to commit the crime. if found guilty of breaking the law, he can be punished by put being put in jail or made to pay a fine, or both.  It is harder to prove in criminal law that some one is guilty because the prosecutor must prove that the defendant is guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt"
  • criminal law
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