≈ AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ≈
Six basic principles – popular sovereignty, limited government,
separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, and
federalism – are embodied in our system of government. The very
foundation of government, the Constitution, was built upon these
essential principles. Every chapter in our textbook is structured
around these principles, and it is important for you not to only
understand, but to apply this knowledge.
This course provides a fundamental working knowledge of the foundations of American Government. We will study in-depth political behavior, including political parties, voting, and the Election. Politics are the lifeblood of this nation, and what an exciting time to take this class! Some of you will be able to vote for the very first time, and you will want to exercise this most important right that you have. We will study the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. State and Local governments will also be extensively covered. We will also go into political systems of other countries, as well as compare different economic systems.
Here is the roadmap we will use this semester:
Please check Edline for your current assignments: