Three Branches of Govt

The Founders wanted to avoid the accumulation of too much power into one leader or a separate branch the government. To accomplish this at the highest levels of civil government they established three separate but equal branches of government. They include the executive, congress and judiciary. By dividing the power of the civil government into three branches the Founders hoped the structure would provide a means of checks and balances to prevent a tyranny.  

The following video clip describes the beauty of the structure our Founding Fathers established in our form of Constitutional government.

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