Explore the rights and duties of citizenship. You will learn about the political, economic, and social development of the United States.

American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

American Attitudes About Government and politics

Ideologies of Political Parties

Ideology and Economic Policy

Ideology and Social Policy

Influences on Ideology

Political Socialization


Path to Citizenship

Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Affirmative Action

Balancing Individual Freedom with Public Order and Safety

Balancing Minority and Majority Rights

Due Process, the Rights of the Accused, and the Right to Privacy

Selective Incorporation

Social Movements and Equal Protection

The Bill of Rights

The First Amendment

The Second Amendment

Foundations of American Democracy

Challenges of the Articles of Confederation

Constitutional Interpretations of Federalism

Federalism in Action

Government Power and Individual Rights

Ideals of Democracy

Principles of American Government

Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

Relationship Between States and the Federal Government

Types of Democracy

Interactions Among Branches of Government

Checks on the Judicial Branch

Checks on the Presidency

Congress: The Senate and the House of Representatives

Congressional Behavior

Expansion of Presidential Power

Legitimacy of the Judicial Branch

Presidential Communication

Roles and Power of the President

Structures, Powers, and Functions of Congress

The Bureaucracy

The Judicial Branch

Political Participation

Campaign Finance

Congressional Elections

Electing a President

Group Influencing Policymaking and Policy Outcomes

How and Why Political Parties Change and Adapt

Modern Campaigns

Political Parties

The Media

Third-Party Politics

Voter Turnout

Voting Rights and Models of Voting Behavior