Branches of Government Paper –

Humanities –

Branches of Government Paper –

Resources: Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution located in Appendix A of Constitutional Law

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay that addresses the following:

  • Identify the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Then, discuss how each branch checks and balances the other branches.
  • Select and discuss a current event or issue from the past 5 years (possible areas include: health care reform, presidential appointments, and national security, for example). Then, discuss 1) how the separation of powers affects this issue and 2) how the checks and balances affects this issue.

Cite at least 4 references to support the content of your paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Please visit the Center of Writing Excellence for more information.