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To highlight the Separation of Powers feature, here is a quiz to test your knowledge.

1.) Why was the Separation of Powers designed?

2.) What are the three branches of government?

3.) In 1787, why did the Framers meet in Philadelphia?

4.) Which Framer of the Constitution argued the need to stop putting all the power of government into a single person?  

5.) What did the Framers want to avoid when creating a new system?


1.) To allow government to rise above human frailty

2.) Legislative, executive and judicial

3.) To construct a new system of government

4.) James Madison

5.) Running under a king and giving all the power to the states

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