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American Government - Chapter Summary
The engaging and informative lessons in this chapter can help you review a variety of information about the American government. You will cover topics such as the state court system, the federal court system, powers and structure of congress, and you will investigate presidential powers. Once you go through all the lessons in this chapter, you should have the knowledge to:
- Define the state and federal court systems
- Understand how the structures of the state and federal court systems differ
- Demonstrate knowledge of congressional structure and powers
- Give examples of the types of presidential powers
- Discuss the framework of national parties
This chapter contains brief lessons which can be completed in ten minutes or less, and the quizzes following allow you to quickly assess your knowledge. Go through these lessons at your convenience and at your own pace, and use the video timeline to jump to different topics as needed.
1. The State Court System of the United States: Definition & Structure
The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. Each state has its own set of state courts. This lesson explains state courts, including the structure and jurisdiction of state court systems.
2. The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels
The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. This lesson explores the federal court system of the Unites States, including its structure and jurisdiction.
3. What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure
In this lesson, we will review what the United States Congress is. We will take a closer look at the makeup of Congress, what its powers are and what it represents.
4. Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples
Our United States Constitution established three branches of government, including an executive branch headed by the U.S. president. This lesson discusses the powers and roles of the president.
5. The National Parties: Organization & Structure
The following lesson will cover the structure and organization of the Democratic and Republican parties at the national level. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.
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