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Balances of Powers


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.Use on transparency,while students have worksheet(suggest teacher delete words and have students complete while teacher discusses terms.)

After studying the Constitution students in groups of 2-3 are given the pieces of this chart(cut up and mounted on index cards) and asked to reassemble them to reflect what they have learned.

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