Write 300 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
- What are the 3 branches of the U.S. government? Explain.
- Describe what the powers are for each branch.
- Compare and contrast how state and local governments mirror the 3 branches of US government. Do the 3 branches of state and local governments function in the same manner as their federal government versions? Explain.
- Give your definition of corruption in government. Provide examples of corruption that might exist in each branch of government.
- Consider your state and local governments. Where have you personally observed more evidence of corruption in government – at the federal, state or local level? Provide examples of corruption you have observed to support your answer.