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Government Courses

American Government and the Constitution

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This is a one-year government course designed for upper-level high school students that provides the recommended half-credit for American government and an additional half credit for Constitutional Law.   In addition to studying the foundations of democracy and the drafting of the American Constitution, students will get an in-depth exploration of all three branches of governments and the American political system.  There will be a strong emphasis on analyzing primary sources such as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Federalist Papers and important Supreme Court cases that include historical and current constitutional jurisprudence. Students will be expected to complete weekly homework, engage in class discussions and debates, and complete a project for each semester.

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