​US Government has been divided into two main courses.

The first of the courses is US Government: The Constitution which focuses on the historic underpinnings and the structure of the government.  This includes information about the origin of the concept of limited government as illustrated by the Magna Carta and the writings of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.

The Second course focuses on the operation of the government and the processes of government with a focus on the functions of the Congress and Executive branches.  We cover the judicial branch throughout both courses as we review some of the foundational cases that have shaped our liberties.

The assignments are posted below.

US Government: The Constitution

1.1 Principles of Government

1.2 The Formation of Governments

Governmental Influences I

1.3 Types of Government

1. 4 Economic Theories

Governmental Influences II

2.1 The Colonial Period

2.2 Uniting for Independence

2.3 Articles of Confederation

2.4 Constitutional Convention

3.1 Structures and Principles

3.2 Three Branches of Government

3.3 Amending the Constitution

3.4 The Amendments

4.1 State and National Powers

4.2 Relations Among the States

4.3 Developing Federalism

4.4 Federalism and Politics

Final Paper

US Government: Citizenship

5.1 Congressional Membership

5.2 & 5.3 The House and Senate

5.4 & 5.5  Committees And Support Staff

6.1 Constitutional Powers

6.2 & 6.3 Investigations and Oversight

7.1 and 7.2 How a Bill Becomes a Law

7.3 an 7.4 Influencing Congress

8.1 President and Vice President

8.2 Electing the President

8.3 & 8.4 The Cabinet and Executive Office

Final Paper