Lesson 1 – January 20th, The President

Greetings! Welcome to your class!

We’ve got a lot to go over in this first class, so let’s get started!

Outline for the Day

1) Syllabus

2) Ice beaker

3) Go over class page

4) When do you want a break?

5) What can I learn about you?

6) Preview Citizenship Test and Interview

7) Presentation

…..a) Quiz

…..b) Inauguration video

8) Lesson for Quizlet

9) Goal sheet

10) Presentations

Homework: Review Lesson 2 vocabulary and questions

Citizenship questions

15. There are three branches of government. Why?

16. Name the three branches of government. Legislative, executive, and judicial or Congress, president, and the courts

17. The President of the United States is in charge of which branch of government? Executive branch

36. The President of the United States is elected for how many years? Four (4) years

37. The President of the United States can serve only two terms. Why? (Because of) the 22nd Amendment and to keep the president from becoming too powerful

38. What is the name of the President of the United States now?

39. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

40. If the president can no longer serve, who becomes president? The Vice President (of the United States)

41. Name one power of the president. Signs bills into law, Vetoes bills, Enforces laws, Commander in Chief (of the military), Chief diplomat

42. Who is Commander in Chief of the U.S. military? The President (of the United States)

43. Who signs bills to become laws? The President (of the United States)

44. Who vetoes bills? The President (of the United States)

45. Who appoints federal judges? The President (of the United States)

46. The executive branch has many parts. Name one. President (of the United States), Cabinet, Federal departments and agencies

47. What does the President’s Cabinet do? Advises the President (of the United States)

48. What are two Cabinet-level positions?• Attorney General• Secretary of Agriculture• Secretary of Commerce• Secretary of Defense• Secretary of Education• Secretary of Energy• Secretary of Health and Human Services• Secretary of Homeland Security• Secretary of Housing and Urban Development• Secretary of the Interior• Secretary of Labor• Secretary of State • Secretary of Transportation• Secretary of the Treasury• Secretary of Veterans Affairs• Vice President (of the United States)

49. Why is the Electoral College important? It decides who is elected president, It provides a compromise between the popular election of the president and congressional selection.

Resources

Presentation – Lesson 1 – The President and Vice-President

Quizlet Vocabulary – The President and Vice-President

Instructions for Presentations

Biden’s Swearing-in

Harris’ Swearing-in

Lady Gaga Singing the National Anthem

Published by Suzanne (she/her)

Teacher, Ed Technologist and lifelong learner.

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