This high school level course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of the American national government. Topics studied include: foundations of the United States government, the three major branches of government, and the Constitution. Students will study the details of the political system at the national, state, and local levels. Comparisons will be made between the American government and other political systems. This course has been approved to satisfy the A-G and Non A-G requirements. A-G students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills.

Required Textbook: HMH Social Studies United States Government SE 2018.


Learn what and why the government does for the interest of “We the People” and our country. Those actions directly impact us in one way or another! Take a moment and look at the world from a political standpoint. Have you ever entered another country where you had to complete immigration and custom paperwork? Do you think you can pass the American Citizenship test? Let’s dive deeper to learn about our American government!



“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke

“”Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who, have a right …and a desire to know” – John Adams

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