Course title




Course description

U.S. Government commences its examination of American democracy with a general overview of the purpose; types; origin; and formation of governments. Students will explore how colonial self-rule; English law; and weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation influenced the formation of the U.S. Constitution. Students will investigate the principles of the Constitution and the federal system. The purpose; powers; and relationships among the American institutions of self-government?Congress; Presidency; and the Judiciary?will be examined as well as federal; state; and local governments. Students will become aware of their civic responsibility to vote and participate in the governmental process as they gain understanding of the functions and organization of political parties; the evolution of the two-party system; and the influence of public opinion and political ideology on government decisions.†

School country

United States

School state


School city

Lake Havasu City

High school

Lake Havasu High School

School / district Address

2675 S. Palo Verde

School zip code


Requested competency code

US History

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • AMHS
  • 1 year of US History
  • SSCI
  • 1 year of other Social Science

Approved date

Online / Virtual