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Ch 21: Civics & Economics in America

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Double check the extent of your knowledge on American civics and economics material by perusing this chapter's content. You'll get to brush up on the rule of law, opportunity cost and much more by the time you complete the video and text lessons.

Civics & Economics in America - Chapter Summary

See how your knowledge on the various types of justice, such as corrective and distributive, measures up with this chapter's coverage. Another video and text lesson combination highlights the major kinds of economic production utilized in societies. You'll also get to make sure you're up to speed on these matters across the chapter:

  • America's core values
  • The role and functions of government
  • Citizenship and civil society
  • The circular flow of economic activity model
  • Economic scarcity
  • The Keynesian Model and Classical Model

You'll find some key terms across the chapter's text lessons that are written in bold print. Video lessons effectively cover the major considerations in this chapter in just a few minutes. You can take a practice quiz with each lesson you review for an accurate assessment of your familiarity.

12 Lessons in Chapter 21: Civics & Economics in America
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions

1. What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions

In this lesson, we will examine the various definitions of government. Then we will take a close look at the functions of the U.S. government and the role it plays in citizens' everyday lives.

Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

2. Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

In this lesson, we will explore several traditional types of government. We will define each type and take a close look at its strengths and weaknesses.

What Is Civil Justice? - Definition, Process & Rules

3. What Is Civil Justice? - Definition, Process & Rules

In this lesson, you'll learn what constitutes civil justice by examining the definition of civil justice, reviewing the civil justice process, and analyzing the rules of civil justice.

Political Justice and Political Rights

4. Political Justice and Political Rights

Some of the greatest questions in political thought revolve around the nebulous concepts of justice and rights. In this lesson, we'll be exploring these complex concepts. You'll also have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.

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

5. 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.

What Is the Rule of Law? - Definition & Principle

6. What Is the Rule of Law? - Definition & Principle

Rule of law takes on several meanings. On one hand, it means that no person or government is above the law. In another, it means that no government or its officials can enforce laws that are unfair or unjust.

Civil Society and Citizenship

7. 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.

How Societies Organize Their Production

8. How Societies Organize Their Production

This lesson will seek to explain the different ways in which societies organize their production. In doing so, it will define domestic, tributary, and capitalist production, as well as postindustrialism.

The Keynesian Model and the Classical Model of the Economy

9. The Keynesian Model and the Classical Model of the Economy

Economists use two basic models to describe economic growth. In this lesson, you'll find out more about each one of these models using real-world examples. So buckle up your seatbelts!

Economic Scarcity and the Function of Choice

10. Economic Scarcity and the Function of Choice

Discover the foundation of the social science of economics as we explore the basic economic problem of scarce resources and unlimited wants using key definitions that create a framework for understanding everyday behavior in a nation.

Opportunity Cost: Definition & Real World Examples

11. Opportunity Cost: Definition & Real World Examples

Learn the most important concept of economics through the use of real-world scenarios that highlight both the benefits and the costs of decisions. Opportunity cost is a simple yet powerful principle that reveals how to make the best economic decisions possible, and it explains why people make the choices they do.

Circular Flow of Economic Activity: The Flow of Goods, Services & Resources

12. Circular Flow of Economic Activity: The Flow of Goods, Services & Resources

Learn about the simple model used to describe where money goes and what it is exchanged for in a market economy. The circular flow model of economic activity shows you the basic relationships between households, firms and the government.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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