How to Register to Vote
There is an important Presidential election coming up in November of this year. Are you registered to vote? You must be a US citizen and 18 years old to vote. If you are not registered, you can register on line or by mail. Visit Vote.USA.gov to find out how to register to vote on line. Or you can download the National Mail Voter Registration Form. You can fill it out onscreen and print the completed form, or print the blank form and fill it out by hand. Make sure to sign the form before mailing it to the location listed for your state.
Fisher Hill has a series called English for the Spanish Speaker. This is a four book workbook series for Spanish-speaking teens and adults. In Books 3 and 4 there are lessons about US history and government. Below is a conversation about the executive branch of the government. Books 3 and 4 are good books for people who are studying to become US citizens.
|1. Tonight in class we are going to discuss the executive branch of the government. Who is in charge of the executive branch? (teacher)||1. Esta noche en clase vamos a hablar sobre la rama ejecutiva del gobierno. ¿Quién está a cargo de la rama ejecutiva? (maestro)|
|2. The president of the United States of America is in charge of the executive branch. (student)||2. El presidente de Estados Unidos de América está encargado de la rama ejecutiva. (estudiante)|
|3. If the president should die who would take his/her place? (t)||3. Si el presidente muriese, ¿quién tomaría su lugar? (m)|
|4. The vice president would become president. (s)||4. El vicepresidente se convertiría en presidente. (e)|
|5. How many terms can a president serve? (t)||5. ¿Cuántos mandatos puede servir el presidente? (m)|
|6. The president can serve two terms. (s)||6. El presidente puede servir dos mandatos. (e)|
|7. How many years are in a term for the office of president? (t)||7. ¿Cuántos años tiene el mandato para el cargo de presidente? (m)|
|8. A term is four years. (s)||8. El mandato tiene cuatro años. (e)|
|9. Has a president ever served more than two terms? (t)||9. ¿Algún presidente ha servido por más de dos mandatos? (m)|
|10. Yes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt served four terms, but in 1951 the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution stated “no person shall be elected President more than twice.” (s)||10. Sí, el presidente Franklin D. Roosevelt sirvió cuatro mandatos, pero en 1951 la 22ava. Enmienda a la Constitución dispuso que “ninguna persona deberá ser electa más de dos veces para el cargo de presidente.” (e)|
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our series English for the Spanish Speaker. Look at Books 3 and 4 if you are studying to become a US citizen.