Why do we have a separation of powers?

In this lesson, we will consider where power is held in our system of government and explain why having a separation of that power ensures checks and balances over how our country is run.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.True or false, 'unicameral' means one single chamber?

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Q2.True or false, the House of Peers is one of the UK chambers?

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Q3.True or false, England's parliament was initially unicameral?

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Q4.True or false, the English Bill of Rights gave parliament authority over the monarch?

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Q5.True or false, high level members of the Church of England are present in the House of Lords?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or false, 'unicameral' means one single chamber?

1/5

Q2.True or false, the House of Peers is one of the UK chambers?

2/5

Q3.True or false, England's parliament was initially unicameral?

3/5

Q4.True or false, the English Bill of Rights gave parliament authority over the monarch?

4/5

Q5.True or false, high level members of the Church of England are present in the House of Lords?

5/5

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Why do we have a separation of powers?

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Q1.True or false, there are at least 6 separate elements of UK state that hold power?

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Q2.True or false, the PM can appoint their own choice of government ministers?

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Q3.True or false, the House of Lords can veto a bill?

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Q4.True or false, the separation of powers is a way of preventing dictatorship?

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Q5.True or false, disagreements sometimes occur between the different elements that hold power?

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Why do we have a separation of powers?

Check your learning by doing this quick quiz!

Q1.True or false, there are at least 6 separate elements of UK state that hold power?

1/5

Q2.True or false, the PM can appoint their own choice of government ministers?

2/5

Q3.True or false, the House of Lords can veto a bill?

3/5

Q4.True or false, the separation of powers is a way of preventing dictatorship?

4/5

Q5.True or false, disagreements sometimes occur between the different elements that hold power?

5/5

Lesson summary: Why do we have a separation of powers?

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