Balance of Power Principle
There has been a great deal of attention paid lately to the Balance of Power concept in the US government. One of the fundamental principles of the United States Constitution, the law of the land, is the balance and separation of power among the three branches of the Government: the Legislative, or law-making branch that is the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch which is headed by the President, and the Judiciary, which interprets the law at every level and settles legal disputes regarding the meaning and the application of the law.
Use the information you learned in the Explore learning module this week about the democratic republic, as well as the articles and websites below to develop an essay answering the question – “Why is the Balance of Power principle so critical to the function of the US government, and how have recent political developments challenged the system of checks and balances the government relies on?” Use additional online resources, as needed, to develop your argument.
U.S. Institutions – Balance of Power
The Balance of Government: Our Government’s SEESAW
How Nancy Pelosi signaled the end of Donald Trump’s easy ride
Bernie Sanders Getting the Senate to Check and Balance Trump Is Huge
In Oversight Role, House Democrats Aim for Both Check and Balance
Taking on Trump: Is the US facing a constitutional crisis?
Obamacare ruling shows US balance of power is off
The Evolution of the Presidency
The writing assignment should be a minimum of 500 words and include an introduction with an overview of your essay, ending with a thesis statement answering the question “Why is the Balance of Power principle so critical to the function of the US government, and how have recent political developments challenged the system of checks and balances the government relies on?” in your own words.
The essay should also include a body with support for your claim. You may use the City College library’s databases to locate outside resources to provide support.
Be sure to end your essay with a solid conclusion that wraps up and summarizes all of the ideas presented throughout your essay.
Your paper should be formatted in APA style with an APA-formatted title page. Any outside resources should be included on a separate reference page and also formatted in APA style