Grade 12 - North Carolina Social Studies

American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics (Credit: 1.00)

This year long course discusses types of governments, focusing on the American form of government, and the American economy. Throughout the course, students will learn about a variety of topics, including: International governments Philosophers who influenced the development of government A history of different types of government The rise of democracy The structure and organization of the United States government The importance of the U.S. Constitution The three branches of government How bills become law American political parties Voting and elections Citizenship and civic responsibilities Scarcity Supply and demand The economic role of the federal government The benefits of the free enterprise system Different market structures Market regulations The macroeconomy After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to government and the economy.