Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Separation of Powers and Individual Liberties

Justice Neil Gorsuch on the Separation of Powers

Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch discussed the concept of separation of powers and its impact. He also discussed how James Madison envisioned the role that this principle of government would play in the functioning of government.

Description

Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch discussed the concept of separation of powers and its impact. He also discussed how James Madison envisioned the role that this principle of government would play in the functioning of government.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Justice Gorsuch, how do the bill of rights in North Korea compare to the Bill of Rights in the United States?
  • How does structure of the government and the idea of separation of powers protect the rights of individuals?
  • Explain what Justice Gorsuch means by "I am 1/9 of 1/3 of the federal government which is 1/2 of the governments in the country."
  • According to Justice Gorsuch, how are minority rights protected by the legislative process?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Bill Of Rights
    • Electorate
    • Fulcrum
    • James Madison
    • Legislative Power
    • Minority Rights
    • Separation Of Powers

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesComparative GovernmentConstitutional Foundation

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity