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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

What are the three branches of government?

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May 11, 2023

Three branches of government?

Boy, they could be a Republican Senator from Alabama.

“Our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three branches of government — wasn’t set up that way,” Tommy Tuberville continued, saying incorrectly: “You know, the House, the Senate, and the executive.”

Though I hope the students aren't this dumb:

Sen Tuberville was asked if White nationalists should be allowed to serve in the military. “They call them that,” he replied. “I call them Americans.”


Richard Rider
Richard Rider
May 05, 2023

I remember one study that found that college seniors knew (or remembered) less about government than high school students. I've spoken and debated in literally hundreds of high school classes (and almost 100 college classes) about politics, civics and economics. I found the level of knowledge varied dramatically by school and teacher. Not surprisingly, I found private school students had a better grasp of civics. I was particularly impressed by the high knowledge level of religious (primarily Catholic) school students (I'm NOT religious). Didn't see that coming.

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