In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, analyze how the U.S. Constitution implements separation of powers and checks and balances. Briefly explain why the constitutional framers based the new government on these ideas. Evaluate how separation of powers and checks and balances are working out in practice, today, justifying your assessment with persuasive reasoning and examples. In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, briefly summarize what the proposed amendment would do and the problem its proponents say it will solve. Explain the main pros and cons in the debate about the amendment. Evaluate the proposed amendment from two perspectives: * Your own political philosophy, values or ideology. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your political values and why they lead you to support or oppose the amendment.) * The likelihood that the proposed amendment will eventually be ratified to become part of the Constitution. (Justify your assessment by explaining how the proposal will or will not, in your judgment, survive the ratification process.)
Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances
The term “separation of powers” refers to the three branches of government; the legislative, executive and judicial branches as set up by our founding fathers in the U.S. Constitution. The principle of separation of powers had already been given a fair trail in most state constitutions and had proved sound. The legislative branch makes the laws and consists of the members of Congress. The founding fathers were in a debate on whether to base the number of representatives on population, which would give more power to the more populated states, or to give each state the same number of representatives, which would give equal power to all states regardless of their populations. The Great Compromise resulted in the creation of two house
Separation of powers
The best known characteristic of the presidential system is the separation...