Separation of Powers

The Framers of the Constitution feared concentration of power in any one person or governmental entity. To prevent that from occurring, the Framers created a system of checks and balances where power is divided among different branches of the government. The Constitution established three separate but equal branches of government: the legislative branch, which passes the laws; the executive branch, which administers the laws; and the judicial branch, which interprets the laws.

To learn more about the concept of Separation of Powers, go here or here.

A table depicting the checks and balances provided under the Constitution can be found here.


Events

Naturalization Proceedings
We welcomed 100 new citizens.
Friday, September 4, 2015

Constitution Day at Memorial Stadium
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Constitution Day on Social Media
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Annual Constitution Day Program at the Dole Institute of Politics
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

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