Understand the limits the United States Constitution places on the powers of the states and on the powers of the national government over state governments.
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 the complex levels of local, state and national government and their inherent, expressed, and implied powers.