Separation of Powers

Checks and Balances

Montesquieu's Separation of Powers 101

If your government needs help with balancing power come to Professor Montesquieu's course on checking and balancing power.

Separation of Powers

The separation of powers prevent the government from becoming too powerful. The founding fathers didn't want the government to become too powerful.

Three Branches of Government

How History Contributed to the Separation of Powers

Andrew Johnson's Near Impeachment

In 1868, Congress thought that Andrew Johnson was becoming "too radical". So they decided to try to get him impeached. They fell short of the 2/3 vote by one person. This shows that Congress had the power to check the President. And Bill Clinton was close to impeachment in the modern days.
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