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Three Branches of Government

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Ages: 11 - 18
Balance Of Power and Outside Forces
From youtube.com, produced by Seth Blodgett
This is a quick and easy explanation video on the outside influences on the U.S. government. The video also covers the balance of powers between the three branches of government. (05:34)
April 7, 2013 at 06:56 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Schoolhouse Rock: America - I'm Just a Bill Music Video
From YouTube
The classic Schoolhouse Rock song "I'm Just a Bill." (03:21)
November 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
The Branches of Government
From brainpop.com, produced by Brainpop
This animated cartoon provides and overview of the three branches of the American Constitutional government. It also includes a quiz and other lessons at the end of the video to help check for understanding.
June 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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Ages: 8 - 16
Three Branches of US Government
From YouTube
A brief look at the three branches of the United States government (executive, legislative, judicial).  It is injected with a little humor, but still informative.  (01:04)
November 25, 2010 at 07:22 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Checks and Balances
From about.com, produced by about.com
This concise video discusses checks and balances and how they work throughout the three branches of the U.S. government.  The responsibilities and limitations of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches are explained.  (02:18)
November 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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Ages: 8 - 14
Separation of Power
From discoveryeducation.com, produced by Discovery Education
This video segment explains the separation of power between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government and describes the ways in which each branch can limit the others. The Watergate scandal is used to illustrat... [more]
June 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Federal Government
From tvschoolhouse.com
An introduction and overview of the structure of the U.S. government. A high school senior discovers the makeup of our federal government and how the three branches of government work. This is a very old video and so students might be turned-off by s... [more]
October 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
The US Constitution: Checks and Balances
From howstuffworks.com
The Constitution allows for a balance of power between the three equal branches of government. Each branch maintains a check on the other two so that no one branch can become more powerful than the others. This 2 minute video reviews this. but not mu... [more]
October 27, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
The Judicial Branch Part1
From search.yahoo.com
A ten minute video that gives an introduction into the Constitution. They use Pennsylvania as an example and goes through some comments that students have problems understanding such as not having to testify against yourself. This is a good preview o... [more]
October 17, 2010 at 09:38 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Checks and Balances
From howstuffworks.com
A two minute video that traces the checks and balance system. Delegates agreed that the federal government should be able to act independently, apart from the states. James Madison proposed a government structure with three branches. This video lacks... [more]
October 13, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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