Settler's government system was based off whomever was chosen by the Engliish Governement. The individual had total power and determined the culture and future of the colony.
This clip describes the separation of powers in the United States government. The three branches of the government are the Executive branch, the Legislative branch, and the Judicial branch. Each branch performs checks on the other to ensure that no one branch becomes more powerful than the other two.
Benjamin Franklin describes to Sarah and James the new form of government envisioned by James Madison and George Washington. It has three branches of government: judicial, executive, and legislative. Ben Franklin explains the power that each branch yields and discusses the debate among the delegates about the number of representatives held by each state.
Craig explains why the Founding Fathers implemented checks and balances into the government and how this concept keeps all the branches equal and in check.
This clip describes the democratic voting process, which determines how individuals gain power.