Grade 12 - Texas Social Studies

United States Government (Credit: 0.50)

This semester-long course discusses types of governments, focusing on the American form of government. Throughout the course, students will learn about a variety of topics, including: International governments Philosophers who influenced the development of government A history of 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 After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to government and demonstrate a number of social studies skills.