POS-301: Principles and Articles of the United States Constitution Worksheet


Part I: Principles of the Constitution

The constitution consists of some primary principles. Briefly explain the following principles and their significance in shaping American government.

· Self-Government:



· Separation of Powers:



· Checks and Balances:




Part II: Balance of Power

In the space below, write an analysis of approximately 250 words on how the system of checks and balances in the federal government helps to limit the concentration of power.

· Cite specific examples.

· Defend your rationale.

· Utilize the required readings, academic websites, and the GCU Library as resources for this assignment.









Part III: The Three Branches of the Federal Government

Answer the following questions. Each response should be 150-200 words.

1. What are the duties and responsibilities of each branch of the federal government?










2. Describe how these three branches are supposed to interact.




3. How effectively do you feel the three branches interact with each other today?







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