POL-201 Entire Course-Ashford
POL 201 Week 1 DQ 1 Separation of Powers Checks and Balances
POL 201 Week 1 DQ 2 Amending the U.S. Constitution
POL 201 Week 2 DQ 1 Policy-making in the Federal System
POL 201 Week 2 DQ 2 Meet Your Rep
POL 201 Week 2 Short Essay Policy-making in the Federal System
POL 201 Week 3 DQ 1 Presidential Leadership and the Electoral College
POL 201 Week 3 DQ 2 Defense Spending and the Military-Industrial Complex
POL 201 Week 4 DQ 1 The Supreme Court and Judicial Review
POL 201 Week 4 DQ 2 Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror
POL 201 Week 5 DQ 1 Party Platforms and Winning Elections
POL 201 Week 5 DQ 2 Voting and Turnout
POL 201 Week 5 Final Paper Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on Terror
Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances. For much of 2011 and 2012, public dissatisfaction with Congress rose to all time highs, with 70-80% expressing disapproval with how Congress does its job. Many commentators note that Americans are fed up with Washington “grid-lock” that makes government apparently unable to address important problems. Other observers believe that the national government is acting according to its design, based on separation of powers and checks and balances.
In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, analyze how the U.S. Constitution implements separation of powers and checks and balances. Briefly explain why the constitutional framers based the new government on these ideas. Evaluate how separation of powers and checks and balances are working out in practice, today, justifying your assessment with persuasive reasoning and examples.
Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support your position with APA citations totwo or more different resources required for this discussion.
By Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts. Your peer responses each must be at least 75...