American Government

American Government

American Government

Grade Level: 12
First Semester 40031 (S1) or Second Semester 40032 (S2)

American Government focuses on the three branches of American government: executive, legislative and judicial. This course also deals with the United States Constitution and the political system which exists in our nation. Attention will be directed to the roles the United States plays as a world power and its relationships with governments around the globe. A range of contemporary international issues will be addressed from the perspective of their impact on American society, particularly the economic stability of the nation. An analysis will be made of the similarities and differences between state and federal governmental structures/powers. An in-depth study of the Idaho state system of government will be made and field trips will be taken to view the legislature in session. Attention will be directed toward those economic, social and geographic issues which impact the operation of the Idaho state government.