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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote


Checks and Balances

The Balance of Government - Our Government's Seesaw
http://www.trumanlibrary.org//whistlestop/teacher_lessons/
3branches/6.htm

Information about how our three branches of government check and balance each other, followed by a fill-in-the-blank worksheet.

The Balance of Government Worksheet
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/
3branches/7.htm

Printable fill-in-the-blank worksheet about how our three branches of government check and balance each other.

Balance of Powers
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/soc_studies/constit/1/
This worksheet is used to introduce the concept of the US system of government as established by the Constitution. It provides an overview of how the three branches of government work together.

Checks and Balances Game
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa_game/government/
checks_and_balances.htm

The U.S. Government is made of three equally powerful parts: the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Each branch has some authority over the other two, ensuring that no single branch becomes too powerful.

Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/archives/00-1/lesson0014.shtml
Lesson Plan and Activities - Recognize the importance of understanding how the separate powers of the three branches of government work together, in a checks and balances system, to form a single unit of government.

The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game
http://rims.k12.ca.us/power_grab_game/
This activity will increase your knowledge of the Constitution and it's fundamental ideas: checks and balances, separation of powers, Bill of Rights and amendments. When finished you will be able to: identify the three branches of American government, describe the function of each branch of government, explain how the "checks and balances" system functions to protect the individual citizen from illegal power hungary politicians, describe how each branch of government is "separate" in its powers to the other branches of government, and explain how the amendments to the Constitution function today.

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The system of checks and balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch. For example, the Executive Branch can veto bills from the Legislative Branch, but the Legislative Branch can override the veto.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
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