Checks and Balances: Does any branch of the federal gov. have too much power?

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Does any branch of the federal government have too much power?
Debate the Issue: Imbalance of Power
Does any branch of the federal government have too much power?



Background of the Issue:

Our system of checks and balances is meant to prevent any branch of government from becoming too powerful. Yet at times the balance of power between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches has shifted. Use the timeline below to explore this enduring issue.




















Debate the Issue: Imbalance of Power
Does any branch of the federal government have too much power?

Background: Imbalance of Power?
During the administration of President George W. Bush, much debate focused on the relative powers of the President and Congress.

Task:
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.




















Questions:
1. Compare When does Vice President Cheney feel the President should have more power? Why would Walter Williams disagree?
2. Analyze How did the administration of President Andrew Johnson reflect a similar power struggle?
3. Debate- Learn more about recent debates over opening up ANSWER the essential question

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