Reflect: The U.S. Constitution is the cornerstone of our federal government. The Constitution establishes a basic operational framework that enables the three branches of government—executive, legislative, and judicial—to interact and function as a unit. Embedded in this operational framework are two key principles: separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. Think about how these branches interact and the importance of these checks and balances and the separation of powers.
Write: In your initial post, please fully and directly respond to the following:
· Explain the difference between checks and balances and the separation of powers and explain why they are important to our democracy.
· Discuss one recent real-world example of checks and balances and explain the impact of it.
· Discuss one recent real-world example of balance of power and explain the impact of it.
· Discuss one recent real-world example of how the Constitution directly protects individual and group rights.