Class Curriculum

Unit 1: Foundations of American 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
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
Chapter 10: Congress
Chapter 11: Powers of Congress
Chapter 12: Congress in Action

Unit 4: The Executive Branch
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
Chapter 18: The Federal Court System
Chapter 19: Civil Liberties: First Amendment Freedoms
Chapter 20: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
Chapter 21: Civil Liberties: Equal Justice Under Law

Unit 6: Comparative Political and Economic Systems
Chapter 22: Comparative Political Systems
Chapter 23: Comparative Economic Systems

Unit 7: Participating in State and Local Government
Chapter 24: Governing the States
Chapter 25: Local Government and Finance