• Why is learning about American Government important?
     The purpose of the American government course is to prepare students to be competent citizens who understand and are capable of participating in the political processes of the nation.
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    Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
    • Understand of the environment of the American political system by examining the political ideologies and theories of democracy that influenced the construction of our system of government
    • Outline the structure of our government, as set up in the Constitution
    • Describe the links between citizens and government.
    • Articulate key concepts about voting, political parties, campaigns, and other forms of political participation
    • Understand (1) the structure and interactions of the presidency, congress, bureaucracy, and courts and (2) how the institutions are intended to respond to citizen inputs
    • Understand practices and processes that describe how governmental institutions work and interact to create domestic and foreign policy
Last Modified on August 14, 2016