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United States Government is a Course

United States Government

Time limit: 182 days
1 credit

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Course Overview

The course studies how people--including citizens and public officials (the president, members of Congress, and Supreme Court justices)--behave politically. Students briefly review the political history of the United States and its formation, then look at government at the federal, state, and local levels. Topics continue with international relations, comparative governments, and citizenship. Students can expect to learn  how individuals affect, and are affected by, the U.S. political system.

The course is designed for third or fourth-year high-school students.

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None, but Diploma students should first take two semesters of U.S. History, and either two semesters of World History and Civilization or two semesters of Geography and History of the World.

Required Materials

No textbook is required for this course. The course uses various online educational resources.

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