This course provides the students with purposes, principles, and practices of American government on the national, state, and local levels. Students will examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens and how to exercise these rights. The function and role of the government at the executive, legislative, and judicial branches will also be examined. Students will study how the purposes, principles, and institutions of government are established in the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Constitution. Landmark Supreme Court cases and their impact on the laws will also be examined.
- Teacher: Karen Mendes