Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay that addresses the following:
- Identify the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Discuss how each branch checks and balances the other branches.
- Select a current event or issue from the past 5 years. Possible areas include: health care reform, presidential appointments, and national security, for example.
- Discuss how the separation of powers and checks and balances affect this issue.