Answer the following questions:
1. What are the fundamental powers of each of the branches of power in a democratic, republican-style government, such as the United States of America?
2. What is the relationship between the three branches of government, according to the US Constitution?
3. Explain extensively the concepts of separation of powers and the system of checks and balances that exist in the US government to maintain balance in three constitutional powers.
4. What is the importance of the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances that exists in the US government to maintain the balance between the three constitutional powers?