Constitutional Principles: Separation of Powers

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Why is separation of powers within a government important for protecting freedom? How does the United States Constitution organize the nation's governing bodies in order to ensure powers are limited and balanced? This video illustrates the designated powers of the three branches of government in the US, utilizing quotes from the founding fathers and key historical documents to in order to explain the principle of separation of powers.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Video offers specific examples of powers within each branch of government
  • Viewing guide includes pre-assessment questions, guided notes, and follow-up assessment questions

  • Instructor may need to front-load vocabulary and some concepts before presenting video
  • Speaker moves very quickly through presenation