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  • Bill Of Rights
  • Three Branches Of Government
  • And the judicial branch
  • The legislative branch
  • But? What do they do?
  • There's the executive branch
  • What are the three branches of government?
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Separation Of Powers
  •  The intent is to prevent the concentration of power and provide for checks and balances.
  • The major downfall of the Articles of Confederation was simply weakness.
  • The executive branch enforces the laws, the legislative branch makes the laws and the judicial branch judges the laws.
  • Articles Of Confederation
  • The federal government, under the Articles, was too weak to enforce their laws and therefore had no power.
  • Declaration Of Independence
  • The separation of powers is a model for the governance of a state,The origin of checks and balances, like separation of powers itself, is specifically credited to Montesquieu in the Enlightenment under this influence was implemented in 1787 in the Constitution of the United States.
  • The separation of powers is important  because it provides a vital system of 'checks and balances'
  • Why was the separation of powers so important?
  • the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789
  • The Continental Congress ha d borrowed money to fight the Revolutionary War and could not repay their debts.
  • The Declaration of Independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.
  • When was the declaration of independence drafted?
  • On June 11, 1776, Congress appointed a "Committee of Five" to draft a declaration.
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