write: In your initial post, please fully and directly respond to the following:
- Explain the difference between checks and balances and the separation of powers, and explain why they are important to our democracy.
- Discuss one recent real-world example of checks and balances, and explain the impact of it.
- Discuss one recent real-world example of balance of power, and explain the impact of it.
- Discuss one recent real-world example of how the Constitution directly protects individual and group rights.
Your initial post must be at least 300 words. If you are citing statistics or outside sources for your examples, please list the website or the reference entry.
This discussion forum allows you the opportunity to explore topics that interest you and relate to United States government and the political processes we are discussing. Within this forum, you will share critical insights and discuss questions and issues that we are studying, share your personal challenges and successes, and discuss any concepts that you do not completely understand in our materials this week. Your initial post should focus on your personal experience within the course over the past week and should prompt further discussion from your classmates. Please be sure to address the following questions first:
- Begin thinking about the policy you would like to write about in your Final Paper. What are you considering? Why is this policy important to you?
In addition to the questions above, also address at least one of the following questions as you reflect on the learning week:
- Are there any current events that you can recall that relate to the course concepts we are studying this week?
- What insights have you had?
- What concepts are causing you to struggle?
- What questions have arisen for you at this point?
- Do you have any helpful tips or ideas to help students better understand the material and course concepts?
- What questions do you have regarding any of the discussions or assignments that your classmates might be able to provide insight?