Please describe how the Constitution has changed over time with respect to the relationship among the 3 branches of the federal government (separation of powers).
1. Format. The essay should be written in Times Roman, 12 Pt, double spaced. The essay may not exceed 8 pages. You may use whatever margins you want. Obviously, this requires you to be VERY concise, since the questions cover a lot of material – essentially the entire course. To some extent, writing clearly and concisely may be your most important task in writing the essay.
2. Cases. While mentioning the most important cases is suggested as a way of conveying content in a concise manner (I know the cases, so I will know what you’re talking about). Your answer, however, should not be a recitation of cases, but rather a conceptual response to the questions posed. Because of space limitations, it would be impossible to mention all, or even most, cases and still provide a full answer to the questions. You may refer to cases in any manner that easily identifies the case. That may simply mean using the first party name of a case.
3. Organization of Your Answer. You may organize your answer in any manner you choose. One method might be chronologically since each change in the power of one branch affects at least one other branch at the same time. When answering the questions, think about how every subject we have covered in the course applies to the question asked.