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11. United States Government: Where do we start?
12. United States Government: Why form a government?
13. United States Government: Who is in control?
14. United States Government: Shared Political Culture and Civic Engagement
15. Constitutions and Contracts: Why establish rules for governing?
16. Constitutions and Contracts: Where did the ideas for the US Constitution originate?
17. Constitutions and Contracts: Articles of Confederation
18. Constitutions and Contracts: Is another new contract really necessary?
19. Constitutions and Contracts: Ratification or Approving the Contract
20. Constitutions and Contracts: Amending or Changing the Contract
21. Federalism: Basic Structure of Government
22. Federalism: How should power be structurally divided?
23. Federalism: How is revenue shared?
24. U. S. Courts: Interpreting the Contract
25. U. S. Courts: What do they do?
26. U S Courts: Structure and Procedure
27. U S Courts: Due Process and Equality Under the Law
28. Congress: Making Laws--Adding to and Changing the Contract
29. Congress: How is the legislative branch structured?
30. Congress: How do we choose our representatives?
31. Congress: What does legislative procedure look like?
32. The President: Who is upholding the law?
33. The President: What are the powers, structure and function of the executive branch?
34. The President: How do we select and elect a president?
35. The President: What is the public presidency?
36. The Bureaucracy: The Executive Branch, Bureaucrats and Civil Service
37. The Bureaucracy: Policy Implementation
38. The Bureaucracy: Structure and Function
39. The Bureaucracy: Who is in control?
40. Domestic Policy: Actors, Issues and Disputes
41. Domestic Policy: What is public policy?
42. Domestic Policy: Categorizing Public Policy
43. Domestic Policy: Policy Arenas
44. Domestic Policy: Who are the policymakers?
45. Domestic Policy: How are budgeting and tax policy implemented?
46. Foreign Policy: Actors, Issues and Disputes
47. Foreign Policy: Basics and International Actors
48. Foreign Policy: Tools or Instruments
49. Foreign Policy: Institutional Relations
50. Foreign Policy: Approaches
51. Public Opinion: How is it formed?
52. Public Opinion: How is it measured?
53. Public Opinion: What is the connection to political institutions?
54. Interest Groups: People Engage
55. Interest Groups: Who or what are they?
56. Interest Groups: How are they formed?
57. Interest Groups: Pathways to Participation and Influence
58. Interest Groups: How are they regulated?
59. Political Parties: What are they?
60. Parties: How and why did they form?
61. Political Parties: How does the two-party system work?
62. Political Parties: How are they organized?
63. Political Parties: What is divided government?
64. Elections: The People Take Action
65. Elections: Voter Registration
66. Elections: Voter Turnout
67. Elections: Why run for office?
68. Elections: Campaigns and Voting
69. Elections and Other Methods of Participation: People Actively Engage
70. Media: Influence and Impact
71. Media: What is their function?
72. Media: How have they evolved?
73. Media: How are they regulated?
74. Media: What is their impact?
75. Civil Liberties: Protecting Freedoms
76. Civil Liberties: What does the contract protect?
77. Civil Liberties: How are basic freedoms secured?
78. Civil Liberties: How are rights of the accused protected?
79. Civil Liberties: How are the Bill of Rights interpreted?
80. Civil Rights: People Challenging the Rules
81. Civil Rights: How are rights identified?
82. Civil Rights : What has occurred in the struggle for equality?
83. Civil Rights: How has the fight for women's rights progressed?
84. Civil Rights: Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians--how has the fight expanded?
85. Civil Rights: How is equal protection achieved?
86. Liberty v. Security: A Short Review
87. Declaration of Independence
88. The Articles of Confederation
89. The Constitution of the United States
90. Federalist No. 10
91. Federalist No. 51
92. Electoral College Votes by State, 2012–2020
93. Selected Supreme Court Cases
94. U. S. Department of Justice Legal Terms Glossary
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