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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a federal policy unit of a standard civics course. Topics covered include:
- Regulatory policy's efficiency and equity goals
- Expansion and recession phases in the business cycle
- Uses of expansionary and deflationary fiscal spending policies
- The Federal Reserve and the purposes of monetary policy
- Government methods for promoting business, labor and agriculture
- Federal trade policy and trade laws protecting U.S. industry
1. Regulatory Policy: Definition, Processes & Examples
The following lesson covers how the U.S. government uses its regulatory policy to oversee business activities. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
2. The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time
Learn the economic terms that describe economic performance over time and how indicators such as unemployment and inflation behave throughout these economic fluctuations.
3. What is Fiscal Policy?
The following lesson will cover how the U.S. government uses fiscal policy to affect the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
4. Monetary Policy & The Federal Reserve System
This lesson covers the Federal Reserve System's use of monetary policy to help promote the economy. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
5. How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy
The following lesson will cover the ways in which the government protects the U.S. economy and ensures stable economic growth. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
6. How the Government Promotes Economic Interests
The following lesson will cover how the government promotes its economic interests through businesses, labor, and agriculture. There will be a short quiz following the lesson to check your understanding.
7. U.S. Trade Policy & Law
American industries depend upon the government for protection against imports and to promote domestic exports. In this lesson, you will be exposed to an overview of U.S. trade policy and law.
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- U.S. Political Parties, Voters & Electoral Process
- American Public Opinion
- Interest Groups in the United States
- Mass Media in the United States
- The U.S.'s Legislative Branch
- The U.S.'s Executive Branch
- The Judicial Branch of the U.S.
- Civil Liberties in the United States
- Civil Rights in the United States
- Overview of Public Policy
- Issues in Morality
- Basic Theories of Morality
- Basic Concepts of Morality