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27. Understanding Concepts
Answer each of the following questions in complete sentences. Be sure to support each answer with specific examples. 6 points each
Federalism Explain how the system of federalism balances the needs of a strong national government with the need to protect states rights. (6 points)
28. Checks and Balances Describe the role of the legislative branch in the system of checks and balances. How does the legislative branch balance the powers of the executive and judicial branches? (6 points)
29. Constitutional Interpretations How does the court system protect the constitutional freedoms of citizens. (6 points)
30. Presidential Leadership Describe two different factors that influence how powerful a president is as a leader. (6 points)