Evaluate limited government and unlimited government with regard to governance, including rule of law, the role of constitutions, civil rights, political freedom, economic freedom, and the ability of citizens to impact or influence the governing process.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of foundational political theory, concepts, and application.
To appreciate the governmental system of the United States, citizens must understand the nature and purpose of government in general. An understanding of basic political ideas allows nations to organize and structure the institutions of government in the most effective, logical manner. To understand and evaluate basic governmental function, organization, and effectiveness, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators: