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Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence


The National Archives and Records Administration is a good resource for finding out about and obtaining copies of important national documents.


Checks and Balances and the Three Branches of Government
This article by Susan Israel of National Juris University explains how the need for a national government with checks and balances arose with the creation of the three brances of government - Congress, Preidency, Judiciary - in the Constitution.






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