- AMERICAN GOVERNMENT COURSEAMERICAN GOVERNMENT COURSE
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- American Government and Civic EngagementAmerican Government and Civic Engagement
UNIT 1: STUDENTS AND THE SYSTEM
- American Government and Civic Engagement - Final AssessmentAmerican Government and Civic Engagement - Final Assessment
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- The Constitution and Its OriginsThe Constitution and Its Origins
2.1 The Pre-Revolutionary Period and the Roots of the American Political Tradition
2.2 The Articles of Confederation
2.3 The Development of the Constitution
2.4 The Ratification of the Constitution
2.5 Constitutional Change
- American FederalismAmerican Federalism
3.1 The Division of Powers
3.2 The Evolution of American Federalism
3.3 Intergovernmental Relationships
3.4 Competitive Federalism Today
3.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism
- Civil LibertiesCivil Liberties
UNIT 2: INDIVIDUAL AGENCY AND ACTION
4.1 What Are Civil Liberties?
4.2 Securing Basic Freedoms
4.3 The Rights of Suspects
4.4 Interpreting the Bill of Rights
- Civil RightsCivil Rights
5.1 What Are Civil Rights and How Do We Identify Them?
5.2 The African American Struggle for Equality
5.3 The Fight for Women’s Rights
5.4 Civil Rights for Indigenous Groups: Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians
5.5 Equal Protection for Other Groups
- The Politics of Public OpinionThe Politics of Public Opinion
6.1 The Nature of Public Opinion
6.2 How Is Public Opinion Measured?
6.3 What Does the Public Think?
6.4 The Effects of Public Opinion
- Voting and ElectionsVoting and Elections
7.1 Voter Registration
7.2 Voter Turnout
7.4 Campaigns and Voting
7.5 Direct Democracy
- The MediaThe Media
UNIT 3: TOWARD COLLECTIVE ACTION: MEDIATING INSTITUTIONS
8.1 What Is the Media?
8.2 The Evolution of the Media
8.3 Regulating the Media
8.4 The Impact of the Media
- Political PartiesPolitical Parties
9.1 What Are Parties and How Did They Form?
9.2 The Two-Party System
9.3 The Shape of Modern Political Parties
9.4 Divided Government and Partisan Polarization
- Interest Groups and LobbyingInterest Groups and Lobbying
10.1 Interest Groups Defined
10.2 Collective Action and Interest Group Formation
10.3 Interest Groups as Political Participation
10.4 Pathways of Interest Group Influence
10.5 Free Speech and the Regulation of Interest Groups
UNIT 4: DELIVERING COLLECTIVE ACTION: FORMAL INSTITUTIONS
11.1 The Institutional Design of Congress
11.2 Congressional Elections
11.3 Congressional Representation
11.4 House and Senate Organizations
11.5 The Legislative Process
- The PresidencyThe Presidency
12.1 The Design and Evolution of the Presidency
12.2 The Presidential Election Process
12.3 Organizing to Govern
12.4 The Public Presidency
12.5 Presidential Governance: Direct Presidential Action
- The CourtsThe Courts
13.1 Guardians of the Constitution and Individual Rights
13.2 The Dual Court System
13.3 The Federal Court System
13.4 The Supreme Court
13.5 Judicial Decision-Making and Implementation by the Supreme Court
- State and Local GovernmentState and Local Government
14.1 State Power and Delegation
14.2 State Political Culture
14.3 Governors and State Legislatures
14.4 State Legislative Term Limits
14.5 County and City Government
- The BureaucracyThe Bureaucracy
UNIT 5: THE OUTPUTS OF GOVERNMENT
15.1 Bureaucracy and the Evolution of Public Administration
15.2 Toward a Merit-Based Civil Service
15.3 Understanding Bureaucracies and their Types
15.4 Controlling the Bureaucracy
- Domestic PolicyDomestic Policy
16.1 What Is Public Policy?
16.2 Categorizing Public Policy
16.3 Policy Arenas
16.5 Budgeting and Tax Policy
- Foreign PolicyForeign Policy
17.1 Defining Foreign Policy
17.2 Foreign Policy Instruments
17.3 Institutional Relations in Foreign Policy
17.4 Approaches to Foreign Policy
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