Have students write their answers to each question, or use these prompts to guide a discussion.
• SUMMARIZING: What were the three branches of government created by the Constitution? How does the Constitution make sure no branch is too powerful?
(The branches are the executive, legislative, and judicial. The Constitution allows each branch to check, or limit, the powers of the others.)
• EXPLICIT INFORMATION: What did the Framers make sure could be done to the Constitution if necessary?
(If necessary, the Constitution could be amended or changed.)