In the United States, we have a government with 3 different branches. This is designed to balance each branch, ensuring no one branch of government has more power than another.

For this project, you will examine issues within our government and see how each branch takes part in creating, enforcing, or interpreting laws.

While you are working on this project, you will also be learning about working cooperatively. Your final project must present all your information in an engaging and informative way.

Essential Question:

How do the three branches of government work together to maintain a balance of power? Can you design a better method to balance power in our government?


This project was created by Lisa Parisi. You can contact her at