Scholar Exchange: Constitutional Battles of the Branches (May)

Week of May 24

Part lecture and part lively conversation, our LIVE online classes are open to the public so that students, teachers, and parents can join in a constitutional discussion with National Constitution Center scholars.

In this session, students focus on separation of powers and how the Constitution set up a system of checks and balances between the different branches of government. Our Constitution set up this system to ensure that no one branch of government would become too powerful, but where did this idea come from and how has this been tested over time in America? From Andrew Jackson and the battle over the country’s national bank to modern conversations around COVID-19, students will engage in a lively and fast-paced conversation.

View educational resources for this topic here, or check out our full library of Learning Materials.

View the full schedule of 2020-2021 Scholar Exchanges here.

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