- limited government
- John Locke
- James Madison
- judicial review
- republican government
- checks and balances
- 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.