Checks and balances The delegates distrusted the powerful central government controlled by one person or a group. So they established 3 separated branches to keep each other in check. The 3 branches were called Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
Jefferson vs. Hamilton: The debate over central banking and the big government that naturally accompanies it is as old as our Republic. In this scene, Thomas Jefferson argues against a central bank and a powerful central government and for an economy based on Freedom. Alexander Hamilton argues for a central bank, a national debt-based economy and federal government authority.
Once students understand the basic ways that the U.S. Government works, we can make the classroom into a simulation for students to practice. Every two weeks students can move to a new branch of the government and learn about it.