SS.7.C.1.7: Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of
powers and checks and balances.
SS.7.C.3.3: Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in
Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as
established in the Constitution.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Compare the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of the federal government.
Identify the general powers described in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
Identify and define the Constitutional principles: limited government, popular
sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and rule of law.
Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.