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Separation of Powers with Checks and Balances

  • Founders
  • liberty
  • limited government
  • Framers
  • John Locke
  • James Madison
  • Constitution
  • judicial review
  • republican government
  • checks and balances
  • virtue
  • separation of powers

Separation of Powers with Checks and Balances Activity: Montesquieu and Madison

Have students read Handout A: Montesquieu and Handout B: Madison to compare and contrasts their views on separations of power and checks and balances. As students read, have them complete Handout C: Montesquieu and Madison Venn Diagram.


Separation of Powers and Checks with Balances Activity: Constitutional Principle Viewing Guide

Have the students watch the Constitutional Principle Video on Separation of Powers found in the reading section. Students should complete Handout D: Separation of Powers Video Viewing Guide as they watch.





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