Evaluate the principles of federalism, representative democracy, popular sovereignty, consent of the governed, separation of powers, checks and balances, rule of law, limited government, majority rule and how they protect individual rights and impact the functioning of government
Students will understand the historical development and current status of the fundamental concepts and processes of authority, power, and influence, with particular emphasis on the democratic skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens.
The student will demonstrate understanding of the structure and functions of government and politics in the United States
The Foundations and Function of Government
The student will evaluate how the principles of government assist or impede the functioning of government.