Self-Check Quiz Visit 1hn C/vtcs Today Wnb site at ■o.corr and click on Self-Check Quizzes— Chapter 7 to propsro for the chapter test.

24. Divide into groups and write a letter to the president expressing your views on a current issue. Share any response you receive with the class.

Practicing Skills

Reading an Election Map Refer to the presidential election map on page 170. Then answer the following questions.

21. How many electoral votes does your state have? Which 2000 presidential candidate did your state support?

Economics Activity

22. The president's annual budget is a plan for managing the nation's economy. Like any blueprint, it states overall goals and the strategies for achieving thern. Design an economic blueprint for a small business that you might start. Take into account spending, earning, and investment goals.

Technology Activity

23. One of the services provided by an executive department of the government is travel warnings for U.S. citizens who are thinking about foreign travel. Search the Internet for the United States Department of State Web site. Find a country for which there is a travel warning and summarize the warning.

Analyzing Visuals

Study the political cartoon on page 174 and answer the following question.

25. This cartoon shows President Roosevelt acting as president. Which roles of the presidency is he filling in the cartoon? Explain your choices.

Standardized Test Practice

Directions: Choose the best answer to the following question.

Which of the following statements is a description of the winner-take-all system of electing the president of the United States? A American citizens elect the president directly through popular vote. B If a candidate wins the popular vote, that candidate usually gets all of the state's electoral votes. C The electoral votes a candidate receives are proportional to the popular votes that candidate received. D Large states have more electoral votes than small states.

Test-Taking Tip

Before reviewing the answer choices, jot down an answer to the question in your own words.

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This intricate m. ulel. >f the presidential mansi« n, built • «n a scale :»f 1 inch t • 1 f; h it, was le-.ain l'>> lh»f>2 ! ry J. hn and Jan Zweifel • »f' Irland« Florida. Except f-«r the I« cation :»f the libriry, which was pushed forward fi r sh><\v purposes, the Zweifels' White House is a faithful lecreati- -n - >f the iriviinil, down t > TVs, furniture, and paintings. The Zweifels contact the White II:»use every few Weeks t« > find i rnt if anything has changed. The fin-fr* t by 2<i-f>«t, lM-t. hi model, which includes tlie East and West wines (n»»t shown), tnok more than 5< i» u1«* h> airs t»«c: >nsiruct and o >st m- .re than milli- -n.

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Compare arid Contrast Study Folrlahle Make this foldable to help you determine similarities and differences between the federal courts and the supreme court of the united states.

Step 1 Fold one sheet of paper in half from top to bottom.

Step 2 Fold it in half again, from side to side.

step 3 unfold the paper once, label it, and cut up the fold of the top flap only.

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Writing As you read, write information under each appropriate tab to help you compare and contrast the purpose and organization of these courts.

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The American judicial system is one of die nation's most important institutions. It is up to the courts that make up die judicial branch to see that our nation's laws are justly cnforccd. It is also up to the courts to interpret the laws and to preserve and protect die rights the Constitution guarantees, l'ind out the location of the nearest federal district ccyiirt and court of appeals and the names of the judges in these courts. Prepare an informational directory.

To I earn more about the judicial branch, view the Democracy in Action video lesson 11: The Federal Court System at Work.

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