- Separation of Powers is the principle in which the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government are three independent and coequal branches of government. The U.S. Government is separated into three equal branches, executive, legislative, and judicial powers. This is done to make sure that no one part has all the power. Each has its own purpose: to make laws, execute laws, and summarize laws.
- Example: If three captains were holding onto a map, one couldn’t hold all of it because it’s not even. If two of the captains try to have all of it at the same time the map will rip, that’s why it has to be shared.
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