Understand the roles of local, state and national government and the roles of representative leaders at these levels such as mayor, governor and President.
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 differences among local, state and national government.