Our Founding Fathers wanted to form a government that did not give any one person too much authority or control over the nation. Our nation's government is divided into three separate branches; executive, legislative, and judicial. Each branch has its own responsibilities to ensure that the rights of the citizens are protected. Although each branch has its own responsibilities, the three branches must work together. This is done through a system called checks and balances. A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power.
As a group, you will research the three branches of government; what each branch is responsible for, how they check and balance each other, etc. Your group will then create a poster to present to the class to inform them about the three branches of government.
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