1. 1 The Foundations of American Government
  2. 2 The Purpose of Government
  3. 3 The Tradition of Rights
  4. 4 Liberty and Equality
  5. 5 Citizens in Communities
  6. 6 Free Enterprise
  7. 7 Our Commercial Republic
  8. 8 The United States and the World

1 The Foundations of American Government

2 The Purpose of Government

3 The Tradition of Rights

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    3Unit Overview

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    3.1Ancient Republics and European Charters

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    3.2Colonial Experience with Government and Economics

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    3.3Rights and the Declaration of Independence

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    3.4The Articles of Confederation

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    3.5The Constitutional Convention

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    3.6The Ratification Debate

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    3.7The Bill of Rights

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    3.8Early Challenges in the Constitutional Republic

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    3.9The End of Slavery and the Reconstruction Amendments

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    3.10The Fourteenth Amendment and Incorporation

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    3.11The Progressive Era

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    3.12Rights and the New Deal

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    3.13The Great Society

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    3.14Modern Debates on Rights

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    3.15Rights and Responsibilities

4 Liberty and Equality

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    4Unit Overview

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    4.1Diversity as an American Value

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    4.2Native Americans

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    4.3Slavery and the Constitution

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    4.4Civil War and Reconstruction

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    4.5The Civil Rights Movement

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    4.6Votes for Women

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    4.7Women’s Rights in the Late 20th Century

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    4.8Liberty and Equality Today

5 Citizens in Communities

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    5Unit Overview

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    5.1Federalism

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    5.2Elections

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    5.3Political Parties

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    5.4Voting

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    5.5Civil Discourse and Petitioning

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    5.6Voluntarism and Public Servants

6 Free Enterprise

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    6Unit Overview

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    6.1Making Economic Decisions

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    6.2Prices and Value

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    6.3Entrepreneurship

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    6.4How Economic Systems Work

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    6.5Free Enterprise and Prosperity

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    6.6Taxes and Regulation

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    6.7Saving and Investing

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    6.8Philanthropy

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    6.9The Virtues Required of Citizens In a Free Society

7 Our Commercial Republic

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    7Unit Overview

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    7.1Origins of our Commercial Republic

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    7.2The Commerce Clause

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    7.3The Commerce Clause and Progressive Era

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    7.4The New Deal

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    7.5The Commerce Clause and the Great Society

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    7.6The Commerce Clause and the Supreme Court

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    7.7Government and Economics

8 The United States and the World

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    8Unit Overview

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    8.1International Relations and the Constitutional Separation of Powers

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    8.2War and Constitutional Separation of Powers

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    8.3The President as Commander-in-Chief

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    8.4War and the Economy

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    8.5International Trade

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    8.6United Nations

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    8.7Challenges of American Citizenship in the new Millennium