Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13

Why would Congress freely give up some of their own power under the Constitution? Scholars investigate the concept of the delegation of powers in the United States government and politics in the 12th video of a 50-part unit. Armed with new information, they form an understanding of what might lead members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to give their power to members of the executive branch, including the president. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson with background reading on how Congress delegates power
  • Preview the lesson with a review of what the Constitution says on the separation of powers among the three branches
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure students have online access if assigning the video as homework

  • Lesson includes animation for visual learners to better understand the concept
  • Resource provides primary source materials for lesson extension and research

  • None