Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how diverse Americans have been able to use the same political tools to achieve their own distinct visions of good government.
  2.  Define the key elements of American political culture.
  3. Identify the political, social, and economic events and institutions that gave rise to the American Revolution and reflect upon what was and was not achieved.
  4. Describe the core features of American political institutions.
  5. Consider the ways in which the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” draws upon core American ideals.