• The following topics will be covered during the school year:

    (Sequence may change)

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1 Foundations of American Government
    EQ: What should be the goals of government?
    Chapter 1 Principles of Government
    Chapter 2 Origins of American Government
    Chapter 3 The Constitution
    Chapter 4 Federalism

    Unit 2 Political Behavior: Government by the People
    EQ: In what ways should people participate in public affairs?
    Chapter 5 Political Parties
    Chapter 6 Voters and Voter Behavior
    Chapter 7 The Electoral Process
    Chapter 8 Mass Media and Public Opinion
    Chapter 9 Interest Groups

    Unit 3 The Legislative Branch
    EQ: What makes a successful Congress?
    Chapter 10 Congress
    Chapter 11 Powers of Congress
    Chapter 12 Congress in Action

    Unit 4 The Executive Branch
    EQ: What makes a good President?
    Chapter 13 The Presidency
    Chapter 14 The Presidency in Action
    Chapter 15 Government at Work: The Bureaucracy
    Chapter 16 Financing Government
    Chapter 17 Foreign Policy and National Defense

    Unit 5 The Judicial Branch
    EQ: What should be the role of the judicial branch?
    Chapter 18 The Federal Court System
    Chapter 19 Civil Liberties: First Amendment Freedoms
    Chapter 20 Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
    Chapter 21 Civil Rights: Equal Justice Under Law

    Unit 6 Comparative Political and Economic Systems
    EQ: How should a government meet the needs of its people?
    Chapter 22 Comparative Political Systems
    Chapter 23 Comparative Economic Systems

    Unit 7 Participating in State and Local Government
    EQ: What is the right balance of local, State, and federal government?
    Chapter 24 Governing the States
    Chapter 25 Local Government and Finance