Three Branches of Government

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Here is a very simple handout that illustrates how the Constitution provides for a separation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use handout as a reference that you can continually refer to as you study the major components of each of the three branches
  • Consider adapting this handout to a blank format that can be used as an assessment
  • Highlights main roles and constituents of each branch
  • Clear organization
  • Not too much information provided; just the very basics