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Video 2: Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances looks at the three branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial — and how each of these plays a role in making and enforcing the laws of our country. The concept of checks and balances is stressed.

Common Core Standards — Checks and Balances


Structure of American Government

PowerPoint Presentation — Nine Box Chart of American Government

Nine-Box Chart of American Government (PDF File)

Answer Sheet: Nine-Box Chart of American Government (PDF File)

Branches and Balances — Graphic Organizer

Article I Worksheet

Answer Key — Article I Worksheet

Article II Worksheet

Answer Key — Article II Worksheet

Article III Worksheet

Answer Key — Article III Worksheet

Persuasive Essay

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