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Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 1--Separation of Powers)

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In this episode, Dr. Andrew Rudalevige discusses the concept of separation of powers in American government. Through a study of foundational documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Federalist papers, students learn how the separation of powers became a key principle in the shaping of American government and politics. Part of the "Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action" series.

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Runtime: 13 minutes

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Episode 1
13 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 2
12 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 3
11 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 4
12 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 5
11 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 6
12 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 7
11 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 8
15 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 9
13 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 10
12 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12