Following part one– link back here, or part two–here, we proudly bring you part 3 of the Hillsdale College Introduction to the Constitution.
(An MP3 version and the Study Guide questions for part 3 are on the jump.)
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MP3 of part 3
1. Fill in the blanks:
_________ is the great feature of the Constitution from outside of the government. From inside the government, the great feature is ________ of _______.
2. a. What was James Madison’s response to the states’ concerns about the power of the federal government consuming the powers of the states?
2. b. What Amendment overturned that power?
3. What branch of government did the Founders think was the most dangerous, and why?
1. In what ways does separation of powers interfere with the bureaucratic state?
2. How is federalism related to the separation of powers?
3. In what ways are representation and limited government related to each other?
Comprehension Question Answers
1. Representation is the great feature of the Constitution from outside of the government. From inside the government, the great feature is Separation of Powers.
2. a. The state legislatures are responsible for electing the members of the Senate.
2. b. 17th Amendment.
3. The legislative branch, because it is closest to the sovereign, the people.