1-1 Presidential Campaigns, History, Diversity, and American Politics
- Analyze the 2020 presidential campaign in historical context.
1-2 Forms and Functions of Government
- Explain the philosophical underpinnings of the American political system through the exploration of important theories such as the “social contract” theory and the concept of the “natural law.”
1-3 American Government and Politics
- Assess the importance of the value of popular sovereignty and how that value is realized through “representative democracy” in the United States.
1-4 American Political Culture
- Define political culture and describe the unique combination of political beliefs and values that form the American political culture.
1-5 Is American Democracy in Decline?
- Assess the health of American democracy and evaluate whether the American system is in decline by applying a historical perspective on contemporary politics.