Thursday, October 18, 2007
The U.S. Constitution
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." - Preamble of the U.S. Constitution
Establishing a "Balance of powers"
As a class, all of you did a nice job of analyzing the Constitution in your textbook to determine what powers belong to each of the three branches of government. Now that we have separated the powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches you must post which power you think is most significant to each branch. In other words, you will state what you think is the most important power of the legislative branch , the executive branch , and the judicial branch. Be sure to include WHY you made your decision.