Understand the purpose of government and how its powers are acquired, used and justified.
Political science is the study of power and authority through the examination of political processes, governmental institutions, and human behavior in a civil society. In this context the study of civics is understood to include the form and function of government. Civic literacy encompasses civics but also addresses the individual’s social and political participation.
Understand the purpose and function of each of the three branches of government established by the Constitution.