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Georgia State Government - Chapter Summary
This chapter's video lessons will refresh your memory of Georgia's state government and how it functions. Our professional and engaging instructors cover the structure of the branches of government. The chapter includes material that explains the key provisions of the state constitution as well. You will also take a look at the many ways that citizens of Georgia can participate in governmental or political activities. Once you finish all of the video lessons, you should be comfortable with:
- Identifying the major components and amendments of Georgia's constitution
- Explaining the powers given to the Georgia legislature
- Listing major agencies and departments of Georgia's executive branch
- Describing the court system and processes of Georgia's judicial branch
- Discussing ways Georgia citizens can participate as voters and political candidates
Our instructors and video lessons make learning a clear-cut process that fits your schedule. The videos are typically less than 10 minutes long, and you can review major points by using our jump feature found in the video timelines. We provide lesson transcripts that highlight key terms in bold.
Each of our lessons is accompanied by a short self-assessment quiz as well. You can use these multiple-choice quizzes to check your understanding of the structure and function of the state government in Georgia.
1. Components & Amendments of the Georgia Constitution
In this lesson, explore the history and components of the Georgia state constitution and discover how the desire for states' rights affected that. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Structure & Power of the Georgia Legislature
In this lesson, you will explore the Georgia state legislature, a branch of local government older than the United States Congress. Discover how it works, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Structure of the Georgia Executive Branch
Georgia's executive branch is in many ways similar to that of the federal government, but in many other ways, it is quite different. Above all else, it is constantly changing with different groups gaining and losing power, as this lesson shows.
4. Structure & Processes of the Georgia Judicial Branch
In this lesson, you will explore the levels and divisions within the Georgia judicial branch, and discover how the state protects the law. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. How Georgia Citizens Can Participate in Government
If you want to be more involved in Georgia's government, there are a number of avenues available to you. In this lesson we will review many of them, including voting, donating to campaigns, and even running for office.
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- International Law & Politics
- Global Issues in International Relations
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