Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of United States v. Nixon. Dealing with the principle of separation of powers, this lesson focuses on the question of whether or not the Constitution's separation of powers intended to create an absolute executive privilege.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Separation of Powers Court Cases, Executive Power, Impeachment, President, Supreme Court 1970's

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

D2.Civ.4.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the powers and limits of the three branches of government, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and in other countries.

D2.His.1.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.

D3.3.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources in response to compelling questions.
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