Ch 19: American Democracy & Citizenship

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For a review of American democracy and citizenship topics, check out the lessons and quizzes in this chapter. The chapter is accessible at any time, and it can be used for test preparation, homework help, tutoring or casual learning.

American Democracy & Citizenship - Chapter Summary

This self-paced political science chapter provides a thorough overview of American democracy and citizenship concepts. Use any Internet-connected device to access fun lessons that cover the principles, values and foundation of the U.S. government. You'll also study the elements of responsible citizenship and civic duty in the United States. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Define the principles of democracy and compare democracy types
  • Recognize the core values of America and the central principles of American government
  • Summarize the Bill of Rights
  • Explain the concepts of civil society, citizenship and civic duty
  • Discuss the process and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship

These video lessons are designed to be concise and entertaining so you can work through the chapter quickly and take away memorable definitions/examples. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you retain the information you study. You can access the chapter whenever it's convenient, and our subject-matter experts are happy to answer any questions you may have about the chapter topics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: American Democracy & Citizenship
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What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

1. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.

America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government

2. America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government

In this lesson, we will examine a few of America's core values. We will focus especially on liberty, self-government, equality, individualism, diversity, and unity.

The Core Principles of American Government

3. The Core Principles of American Government

In this lesson, we will examine a few of the core principles of American government. We will pay special attention to the ideas of popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.

The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

4. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.

Civil Society and Citizenship

5. Civil Society and Citizenship

Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.

Civic Duty: Definition & Examples

6. Civic Duty: Definition & Examples

Civic duties are legally mandated responsibilities that all citizens are required to fulfill. Failure to fulfill these obligations could result in legal punishment. We'll look at some examples in American society.

US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

7. US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

This lesson will delineate the procedure of U.S. naturalization. It will also explain the responsibilities and mandatory duties of citizenship, as well as the Selective Service Act.

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