POL 303 - POL 303 WEEK 1 DQ 1 THE FOUR PILLARS OF U.S. GOVERNMENT
The Four Pillars of U.S. Government
Prepare: Read Chapters 1 and 2 in the course text.
Reflect: The federal government of the United States was constructed using the directions provided in the U.S. Constitution. The Founding Fathers had the wisdom and foresight to create a very flexible and intelligently structured government framework that has endured. The entire American political system is based on four constitutionally derived pillars: a national government; separation of powers; federalism; and individual rights/liberties.
Write: In your initial post of at least 250 words, briefly describe one pillar of the American government, how it interacts with the other three pillars, and then provide real-world examples of how that pillar supports the democratic system of government. For example, you may want to discuss how the national government interacts with local and state governments and which entity has jurisdiction over the interactions.
Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references according to APA standards.