Separation of Powers | Constitution 101

Explore the central role that the system of separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism play in limiting the power of the federal government. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explains the influences of the philosophy of Montesquieu, John Adams, and James Madison on the development of the separation of powers. #Constitution101 This video is part of the NEW Constitution 101 course and curriculum. Teachers, check out “Separation of Powers and Federalism” unit of the full 15-week curriculum: For the self-guided course and related videos, visit: For more educational resources on federalism, click here: Visit our media library to discover more online classes, podcasts, and Town Hall conversations: Subscribe to the National Constitution Center on YouTube: Follow the National Constitution Center on social media! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Sign up for our newsletter:—7rRBAsT4f5B7IV2UbsNZFPIVvYFY1ZtLK4zENNfTuda3Z_WJBoefPS8mnvM8KMyfAOq4