American Government Curriculum at a Glance

 1st Semester (Semester Long)

1st Quarter

Foundations of Government

Origins of American Government

The Constitution

Federalism

Congress: The Legislative Branch

2nd Quarter

The Presidency

The Executive Branch at Work

The Federal Courts and the Judicial Branch

The Political Process

Civil Liberties

Civil Rights

Understanding Elections

Supreme Court Cases

Making Foreign Policy

Comparative Political and Economic Systems

State and Local Government