In this unit, you will be introduced to the concept of government and how politics works. A functioning republic (democracy if you prefer) relies on the educated participation of its citizens. Before you are old enough to participate in the political process, you will investigate the purposes and functions of government and analyze different forms of government that exist in the world.
Assignment 1: Understanding the Course Structure
Assignment 2: Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?
Assignment 3: Why Study Government?
Assignment 4: Participating in Your Community
Assignment 5: Civics in Our Lives
Assignment 6: Who Are U.S. Citizens?
Assignment 7: The American People Today
Assignment 8: Study for Chapter 1 Test
Assignment 9: Why Americans Have Governments
Assignment 10: Declaring Independence
Assignment 11: Types of Governments
Assignment 12: Liberals and Conservatives
Assignment 13: Prepare for Unit Test
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