Impeachment, Checks and Balances, and Power

As a sitting president is impeached for an unprecedented 2nd time, students can analyze the headlines in real time by comparing the checks and balances built into the Constitution and the means by which the executive branch enforces the rule of law. Teachers can use Activity 2 in Foundations in Law, Unit 1: Human Nature, Rules, and Power to help students compare the rules in their own school, community, and state to those being challenged in the nation's Capitol.