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How are our three branches of government relevant to Constitution Day?
The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much control. With this in mind, the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers.
A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.