4th Grade PA Social Studies (Scott Foresman Chapter 12 Essay

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Executive Branch
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Enforces or carries out laws (President or Governor)
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Legislative Branch
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Makes the laws (Congress)
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Judicial Branch
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Interpets laws. The Supreme Court
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How did the founders of our country prevent one group or person to have unlimited power?
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Checks and balances.
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How did the founders create the Checks and balances systems?
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Each Branch checks or limits the power of the other branches.
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What type of government does Pennsylvania have:
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Commonwealth
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Who is the State Governor?
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Tom Corbett
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Who is the Lieutenant Governor:
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Jim Cawley
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Who is the PA Attorney General?
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Kathleen Kane
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Where are the government offices located in Pennsylvania?
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Harrisburg
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What means the power of the government comes from the people?
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Popular Sovreignty
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What does a Republic government have?
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Citizens elect people to represent them.
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What is a rule that tells people in a community, state, or country how they should behave?
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Law
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What does the government use Tax Revenue for?
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Pay for schools, state police, prisons, health care, state parks, and state highways.
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What is the Right that you earn when you turn 18?
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The right to Vote
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What is a Right?
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Something you are allowed to do or have by law.
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What is a responsibility?
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Something that you are supposed to do.
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What protects the rights of Pennsylvania Citizens?
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The United States and Pennsylvania’s Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Name 3 Rights protected by the Bill of Rights?
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Freedom of religion, speech and press.
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What is the State Beverage?
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Milk
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What is the State Fossil?
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Phacops Rana
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What is the State Dog?
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Great Dane
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What is the State Bird?
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Ruffed Grouse
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What is the State Flower?
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Mountain Laurel
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What is the State Fish?
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Brook Trout
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How do laws protect people?
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Laws tell people how to behave, keep people safe, and help stop conflicts.
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How does the government pay for its operations and services?
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Uses taxes and other sources of revenue to provide services for the citizens.
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What services are provided by state and local government?
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Police, public school, some health services, parks, highways.
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What is the purpose of the Bill of Rights?
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To protect our rights and liberties
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What are some important responsibilities of a citizen of the United States?
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Respecting the law, know whats going on in your community, volunteer in your community, respect the rights of others.
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How do you think volunteering can make a difference in someone’s life?
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by helping to get food for the hungry.

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