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    American Government and Citizenship
    Course Outline
     
    UNIT 1:  FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP
                    
                   *  Principles of Government:  Chapter 1
                   *  Origins of American Government:  Chapter 2
                   *  The Constitution and Bill of Rights:  Chapters 3 and 4 (The Constitution) and Chapters 19 and 20 (The Bill of Rights)
     
    UNIT 2:  POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
     
                   *  Ideology and the Political Continuum:  Chapter 23
                   *  Political Parties:  Chapter 5
                   *  Voting and Elections:  Chapters 6 and 7
                   *  Public Opinion and Mass Media:  Chapter 8
     
    UNIT 3:  THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
     
                   *  The structure, powers, and function of Congress:  Chapters 10, 11, and 12
                   *  Interest Groups and their influence on the legislative process:  Chapter 9
     
    UNIT 4:  THE PRESIDENT AND THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
     
                   *  The Presidency:  Chapters 13 and 14
                   *  The Bureaucracy:  Chapter 15
                   *  Taxing and spending policies:  Chapter 16
                   *  Foreign Policy:  Chapter 17
     
    UNIT 5:  THE JUDICIAL BRANCH AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS
     
                   *  The Federal Court System:  Chapter 18 
     
    UNIT 6:  STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
       
                   *  State Government:  Chapter 24
                   *  Local Government:  Chapter 25
                            
     
     
Last Modified on September 15, 2017