After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the role of each branch of government.
- Explain why the founders chose to structure each of the three branches of government as they did
- Identify the ways in which federalism divides power between the national and state government.
- Demonstrate how the flexibility built into the Constitution has allowed it to change with the times.
- Discuss whether the Constitution fosters or limits citizen participation in government.