1.) Define and analyze the theory of separation of powers. Does the theory harm the U.S. political system, if so how? 2.) Is the U.S. Presidency too powerful? Identify four presidential powers that make the presidency powerful. 3.) Identify three powers that comprise the system of checks and balances. 4.) What did Thomas Paine mean when he said government is a necessary evil? 5.) Explain how the U.S. Constitution is a social contract and identify four important clauses from the Constitution.