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Teaching National Emergency & Constitutional Crisis

National Emergency & Constitutional Crisis

President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall has provoked an argument over constitutional powers with Congress.\n\nHere is the background for understanding what’s at stake – beginning more than two centuries ago.

William E. Nelson, Professor of Law, New York University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why did the framers of the Constitution want there to be imprecision in the system of checks and balances?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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