Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3


In which Craig Benzine teaches you about the US Governments Separation of powers and the system of checks and balances. In theory, the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Brach are designed to keep each other in check, and to keep any branch from becoming too powerful. In reality, the system was designed to keep the president from becoming some kind of autocrat. For the most part, it has worked. Craig will call in the clones to explain which powers belong to which branches, and to reveal some secret perks that the Supreme Court justices enjoy.

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  1. His methodology of teaching is not serious enough.

    He spends more time trying to be humorous than conveying his messages- much to distracting for me.

    I don't feel him… Too annoying!

  2. I don't like belittling the oaths. No wonder we have the most corrupt Congress that money can buy. PBS nurtures this mockery with this type of presentation to make it 'fun'? History can be interesting AND respectful. PBS reminds me CNN, MSNBC snarky elitism.

  3. I am an online college student, i subscribed so i can learn more about the class im taking, i have a house full of kids and a full time job so i like to watch a vid on the subject im learning so get a better grasp of the content when i can not read through all the content provided

  4. This man hates America so much. Punching bald eagle isn’t fun. America education system is deeply infiltrated by her enemies.

  5. This is short, sweet, and easy to comprehend unlike school which is always so complicated and hard to focus on smh.

  6. that three fifths vote counting slaves was the best thing that couldve happened to help them, cause if they counted as one vote, then the south states would have more power and then keep slavery alive. and it never said slaves are 3/5 of a person, they said slaves count as 3/5 as a vote

  7. In the comments I constantly see people complaining about the voices he does I for one think the voices are helpful just like when you highlight different information in different colors to make them stand out against others he does the same with his voices which makes it easier to remember without writing it down it’s elementary my dears!


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