Students will analyze the structure, organization, and functions of the federal government.
Structure and Functions of the Government
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Analyze the reasons for and effectiveness of a system of checks and balances within the federal government
Evaluate the role of the federal bureaucracy as a “fourth branch” of the federal government
Examine the composition and roles of the presidential cabinet and federal agencies and continuity and change over time
Analyze the powers and responsibilities of the federal government (e.g., enumerated, implied, delegated, concurrent, reserved)