Evaluate the effectiveness of legislation in promoting equity and civil rights, such as the Civil Rights Act (1964), Voting Rights Act (1965), Higher Education Act Title IX (1972), Indian Education Act (1972), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA 1990) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 1997)
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 evaluate how the United States government has maintained a balance between protecting rights and maintaining order.
Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order
The student will analyze legislation designed to protect the rights of individuals and groups and to promote equity in American society.