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American Government

American Government

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Documents of Freedom: History, Government, and Economics through Primary Sources

Unit 1: The Foundations of American Government

  • Origins of Government
  • The Constitution
  • Principles of Government

Unit 1: Foundations of American Government

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution
  • Equal and Inalienable Rights
  • Popular Sovereignty and Consent of the Governed
  • Rule of Law

Unit 3: The Tradition of Rights

  • Ancient Republics and European Charters
  • Colonial Experience
  • The Bill of Rights

Unit 2: Political Behavior: Government by the People

  • Political Parties
  • Voting and Voter Behavior
  • The Electoral Process
  • Mass Media and Public Opinion
  • Interest Groups

Unit 5: Citizens in Communities

  • Political Parties
  • Voting
  • Elections
  • Civil Discourse and Petitioning
  • Voluntarism and Public Servants

Unit 3: The Legislative Branch

  • Congress
  • Powers of Congress
  • Congress in Action

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • Checks on Legislative Power
  • Make-up of Congress
  • The Structure of the National Government

Unit 4: The Executive Branch

  • The Presidency
  • The Presidency in Action
  • Government at Work: The Bureaucracy
  • Financing Government
  • Foreign Policy and National Defense

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • The Presidency
  • The Structure of the National Government
  • The Powers and Duties of the President
  • Checks on Presidential Power
  • The Cabinet and Bureaucracy

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Taxes and Regulation

Unit 8: The United States and the World

  • War and Constitutional Separation of Powers
  • The President as Commander-in-Chief

Unit 5: The Judicial Branch

  • The Federal Court System
  • Civil Liberties - Protecting Individual Rights
  • Civil Liberties - The First Amendment Freedoms
  • Civil Rights - Equal Justice Under the Law

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • The Federal Court System
  • The Supreme Court
  • The State Courts
  • Checks on Judicial Power

Unit 4: Liberty and Equality

  • Diversity as an American Value
  • Native Americans' Rights, African Americans' Rights, Women's Rights
  • Liberty and Equality Today

Unit 1: Foundations of American Government

  • Justice for All

Unit 6: Comparative Political and Economic Systems

  • Comparative Economic Systems

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • How Economic Systems Work
  • Prices and Value
  • Making Economic Decisions
  • Free Enterprise and Prosperity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Saving and Investing
  • Philanthropy

Unit 7: Participating in State and Local Government

  • Governing the States
  • Local Government and Finance

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • Powers of the States
  • Checks and Balances Between the States and Federal Government
Civics Today

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You

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Documents of Freedom: History, Government, and Economics through Primary Sources

Unit 1: Foundations of American Citizenship

  • Citizenship and Government in a Democracy
  • Roots of American Democracy
  • The Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The Citizen and the Community

Unit 1: Foundations of American Government

  • Justice for All
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution

Unit 3: The Tradition of Rights

  • Ancient Republics and European Charters
  • Colonial Experience
  • The Bill of Rights

Unit 4: Liberty and Equality

  • Diversity as an American Value
  • Native Americans' Rights, African Americans' Rights, Women's Rights
  • Liberty and Equality Today

Unit 5: Citizens in Communities

  • Voluntarism and Public Servants

Unit 2: The National Government

  • Congress
  • The President and the Executive Branch
  • The Judicial Branch

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • The Legislative Branch
  • The Executive Branch
  • The Judicial Branch
  • The Role of Government
  • Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
  • The Structure of the National Government

Unit 3: Political Parties and Interest Groups

  • Political Parties and Politics
  • Voting and Elections
  • Influencing Government

Unit 5: Citizens in Communities

  • Political Parties
  • Voting
  • Elections
  • Civil Discourse and Petitioning

Unit 4: State and Local Government

  • State Government
  • Local Government
  • Dealing With Community Issues

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • Powers of the States
  • Local Government
  • Checks and Balances on States and Federal Government
  • Communities

Unit 5: The Individual, the Law, and the Internet

  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and the Internet

Unit 1: Foundations of Government

  • Rule of Law

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • Due Process of Law

Unit 3: The Tradition of Rights

  • Rights and Responsibilities

Unit 8: The United States and the World

  • Challenges of American Citizenship in the New Millennium

Unit 6: The Economy and the Individual

  • What Is Economics?
  • Demand and Supply
  • Business and Labor
  • The American Economy

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Making Economic Decisions
  • How Economic Systems Work
  • Prices and Value
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Philanthropy

Unit 7: Our Commercial Republic

  • Origins of Our Commercial Republic

Unit 7: The Free Enterprise System

  • Government and the Economy
  • Money and Banking
  • Government Finances

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Free Enterprise and Prosperity
  • Saving and Investing
  • Taxes and Regulation

Unit 7: Our Commercial Republic

  • Government and Economics
  • The Commerce Clause

Unit 8: The United States and the World

  • Comparing Economic Systems
  • Comparing Systems of Government
  • An Interdependent World

Unit 8: The United States and the World

  • International Relations and the Constitutional Separation of Powers
  • War and the Economy
  • War and Constitutional Separation of Powers
  • The President as Commander-in-Chief
  • International Trade and the United Nations
Economics: Principles in Action

Economics: Principles in Action

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Unit 1: Introduction to Economics

  • What Is Economics?
  • Economic Systems
  • American Free Enterprise

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Making Economic Decisions
  • How Economic Systems Work
  • Free Enterprise and Prosperity

Unit 7: Our Commercial Republic

  • Origins of Our Commercial Republic

Unit 2: Introducing Microeconomics: How Markets Work

  • Demand and Supply
  • Market Structures
  • Prices

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • How Economic Systems Work
  • Making Economic Decisions
  • Free Enterprise and Prosperity
  • Prices and Value

Unit 3: Business and Labor

  • Business Organizations
  • Labor

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Philanthropy

Unit 4: Money, Banking, and Finance

  • Money and Banking
  • Financial Markets

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Saving and Investing
  • How Economic Systems Work

Unit 5: Introducing Macroeconomics: Measuring Economic Performance

  • Gross Domestic Product and Growth
  • Economic Challenges

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • How Economic Systems Work
  • Making Economic Decisions
  • Prices and Value

Unit 6: Government and the Economy

  • Taxes and Government Spending
  • Fiscal Policy
  • The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Taxes and Regulation

Unit 7: Our Commercial Republic

  • The Commerce Clause
  • Government and Economics

Unit 7: The Global Economy

  • International Trade
  • Economic Development and Transition

Unit 8: The United States and the World

  • International Trade and the United Nations
Civics in Practice

Civics in Practice: Principles of Government and Economics

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Unit 1: A Tradition of Democracy

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution
  • Civil Rights
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Popular Sovereignty
  • Purposes of Government
  • Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights
  • Mayflower Compact
  • The Articles of Confederation
  • Thirteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fifteenth Amendment

Unit 1: Foundations of American Government

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution
  • Equal Treatment and Justice
  • Equal and Inalienable Rights
  • Popular Sovereignty and Consent of the Governed
  • Rule of Law

Unit 3: The Tradition of Rights

  • Ancient Republics and European Charters
  • Colonial Experience
  • The Articles of Confederation
  • The Reconstruction Amendments

Unit 4: Liberty and Equality

  • Diversity as an American Value
  • Native Americans' Rights, African Americans' Rights, Women's Rights
  • Liberty and Equality Today

Unit 2: The Federal Government

  • The Legislative Branch; The Executive Branch; The Judicial Branch

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • Structure of National Government
  • Separation of Powers with Checks and Balances
  • Republican Government

Unit 3: State and Local Government

  • State Government and Local Government

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • State and Local Government
  • Separation of Powers with Checks and Balances

Unit 5: Citizens in Communities

  • Federalism

Unit 4: The Citizen in Government

  • Electing Leaders
  • Political Parties
  • The Right to Vote
  • Shaping Public Opinion
  • Interest Groups and Taking Part in Government
  • Paying for Government

Unit 5: Citizens in Communities

  • Elections
  • Political Parties
  • Voting
  • Civil Discourse and Petitioning
  • Volunteerism and Public Servants

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • Taxes and Regulation

Unit 5: The Citizen in Society

  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship and the Law

Unit 2: The Purpose of Government

  • Communities
  • Responsibilities of Citizenship

Unit 6: The American Economy

  • The Economic System
  • Economic Challenges
  • Goods and Services
  • Personal Finances

Unit 6: Free Enterprise

  • How Economic Systems Work
  • Free Enterprise and Prosperity
  • Making Economic Decisions
  • Prices and Values
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Saving and Investing

Unit 7: The United States and the World

  • Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Relations
  • The United Nations

Unit 8: The United States and the World

  • War and the Economy
  • War and Constitutional Separation of Powers
  • The President as Commander in Chief
  • International Relations
  • International Trade and the United Nations