Now that you have learned about the institutions of government and their role in shaping American politics and government, please take a moment to reflect back on your responses to the questions posed at the beginning of this module.
In 600-700 words, please address each of the following questions:
- Do the constitutionally defined powers of the three branches of government differ from the actual powers exercised by them? Give examples of how each branch of government has â€œreinterpretedâ€ one of their constitutional powers.
- What role does each of the three branches of government play in the decision-making/ policy-making process? Is this relationship defined by cooperation or conflict? Explain.
- Explain how particular historical events have shaped the nature and scope of our institutions of government. Then, provide an example of this.