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    FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

    Historical Origins of Democracy

    The State as the Basic Political Unit

    Different Forms of Government

     

     

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    Government and Economic Systems 

    Roots of American Government

    American Colonies

    Declaration of Independence

    Articles of Confederation

     

     

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    FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

    The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitution of the United States

    A Plan of Government

    Representative Democracy

     

    The Federalist Papers

    Political Theories

    Amending the Constitution

    Enlarging the Constitution

    Informal Changes in the Constitution

    Interpreting the Constitution

     

    Resource Class Notes: Core Values Of American Constitutional Democracy
    Resource Class Notes: The Constitution-A Living Document

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    Federalism

    Major Principles of the Constitution

    Separation of Powers

    Limited Government

    Judicial Review

    Bill of Rights

     

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    FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

    Major Principles of the Constitution

    Separation of Powers

    Limited Government

    Judicial Review

    Bill of Rights

     

     

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    INFLUENCING GOVERNMENT

    Political Parties and Government

    Party Organization and Functions

    Nominating Candidates for Office

    Election Campaigns https://www.opensecrets.org/dark-money/shadow-infographic.php

    https://www.opensecrets.org/states/delegatn.php?state=NV&cycle=2016

    Factors that Influence Voters

    Voting Barriers

    Interest Groups

    Methods of Interest Groups

    Political Action Committees

    Public Opinion

     

    Resource Notes

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    The Mass Media

     

     

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    Elections and Voting

    Political Parties and Government

    Party Organization and Functions

    Nominating Candidates for Office

    Election Campaigns

     

     

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    Elections and Voting

    Resource Electoral College Notes

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    THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    Legislative and Non-Legislative Powers

    Additional Powers of Congress

    Shared Powers of Congress

     

     

    Resource Class Notes: The Organization of Congress

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    THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Organization of Congress

    Membership of the House and Senate

    Organization for Lawmaking

    The Powers of Congress

     

     

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    UNIT 2 EXAM ON MONDAY 11-13 

    THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    Congress at Work

    How a Bill Becomes a Law

    Influences on Lawmakers

    Taxing and Spending

    Powers of the Purse

    Representation

     

     

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    Congress at Work

    How a Bill Becomes a Law

     

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    MOCK CONGRESS


     

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    Mock Congress

     

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    FINALS WEEK

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