1. Describe the role of the executive branch in Georgia.
The purpose of the executive branch in Georgia is to carry out the laws passed by the state. Members of the executive branch lead agencies responsible for enforcing state laws and carrying out programs like education, elections and law enforcement.
2. What are the qualifications to run for governor in Georgia? Explain why the state constitutions would require these qualifications.
In order to run for governor in Georgia, the candidate must be at least 30 years old, a United States citizen for at least 15 years and a Georgia resident for a minimum of six years prior to the election. These qualifications are outlined in the state constitution to ensure that the person elected governor is mature and thoroughly understands the ways of the United States and the state of Georgia.
3. Compare and contrast Georgia's Executive Branch and the United States Executive Branch.
Student answers may vary. Some responses may include the following: The governor and president are both elected to serve a four year team, with a maximum of two terms. They are both heads of the executive branch. The governor's responsibilities are similar to the United States president because both oversee government budgets, serve as Commander-in-Chief, propose laws and sign or vetos legislation. While federal cabinet secretaries are nominated by the president and approved by the Senate, Georgia constitutional officers are all elected by the people.