by Nicholas Bielaczyc, East High

Through this WebQuest students will develop a greater understanding of the system of government present in the United States. They will be able to identify the 3 branches and the duties of each.

Introduction

We hear it on the news all the time;  Why can't the government fix the problems?  It might be unemployment, immigration or the debt.  Nothing gets done.  Of course, to think this way is to overlook all that the goverment does.  It also shows a lack of understanding of what it takes to get something done.  It is a complex, time-consuming process.  It was designed this way by the founding fathers to avoid all that they saw that was wrong with system in England.  When independence was declared it was their intent to create a better system of governing.