The Governor serves as the Executive of Pennsylvania. He or she is responsible for approving or vetoing laws passed by the General Assembly, subject to a two-thirds override.
Pennsylvania's judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the state Constitution, and deciding cases.
Pennsylvanians are called to vote as part of their civic duty in a democratic government. To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be 18 years of age and a resident of the district you wish to vote in for at least 30 days prior to the election.
This section includes panels and forums centered on topics of interest to adults. Themes include voting, judicial independence, and the Constitution.
More Civics 101 includes a broader look as civics and civic engagement, aimed at the student level.
Rep. Bill Kortz
"My sincere thank you to PCN for being proactive in the area of civics education. This is a dire need in our society today."
Cheryl Guss, Retired Teacher, Central Dauphin School District
"This resource is so rich in content and could be used for an entire school year. It is interesting and encourages students to become civically responsible."
For additional resources of Civics education please see: The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement
Civics 101 was created with the assistance of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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