In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, analyze how the U.S. Constitution implements separation of powers and checks and balances
For much of 2011 and 2012, public dissatisfaction with Congress rose to all-time highs, with 70-80% expressing disapproval with how Congress does its job. Many commentators note that Americans are fed up with Washington’s “grid-lock” that makes the government apparently unable to address important problems. Other observers believe that the national government is acting according to its design, based on the separation of powers and checks and balances.
Before writing your initial post, review the assigned resources. To easily access the resources from the Ashford University Library, please see the table located in the Course Materials section.
In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, analyze how the U.S. Constitution implements separation of powers and checks and balances. Briefly explain why the constitutional framers based the new government on these ideas. Evaluate how the separation of powers and checks and balances are working out in practice, today, justifying your assessment with persuasive reasoning and examples.
Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support your position with APA citations to two or more of the assigned resources required for this discussion. Please be sure that you demonstrate an understanding of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite them properly.
Watch the following videos: a. Checks and balances C-SPAN. (1990, November 27). Checks and balances [Video]. (This video (8 minutes) describes checks and balances and separation of powers in the U.S. government.) b. Built to Last Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) (2013, May 28). Episode IV – Built to last [Series episode]. Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Number of Pages||1 Page(s)/275 words|