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Government, Civics & Economics - Chapter Summary
How much do you already know about government, civics and economics? This chapter can help you find out! Review fun lessons from home or on the go to refresh or enhance your understanding of topics that include the traditional types of government, citizen action in U.S. government, the Bill of Rights and standards of living. Once you've explored the lessons, you will be prepared to:
- Define government, and describe traditional types of government
- Share the history of the Democratic-Republican Party
- Identify and describe the three branches of government
- Provide details about civic discussion and citizen action in U.S. government
- Detail the impact of special interest groups and activists
- Discuss U.S. citizenship and the Bill of Rights
- List types of economics, and examine economics vocabulary and definitions
- Explain the meaning of economic systems and standard of living
Navigate the lessons in any sequence and at your own pace to review government, civics and economics in a manner that suits you best. Test your knowledge of lesson concepts with short self-assessment quizzes that can be taken online or printed as worksheets. Reinforce what you've learned in this chapter by taking a practice chapter exam. If you need additional details about the lessons, submit your questions to our experts.
1. Government: Definition, Purpose & Types
In this lesson, you will explore the concept and forms of government and discover how different types of government use and control their power. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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.
3. Democratic-Republican Party: Definition & History
In this lesson, we'll be looking at the Democratic-Republican Party, which grew out of the Anti-Federalists and was rooted in a belief in a more decentralized Federal government. After reading, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial
In 1787, leaders from each of the states gathered to write the United States Constitution. The Constitution sets out how our nation is governed and creates a system that separates powers between different branches. This lesson explores the three branches of our federal government.
5. Civic Discussion & Citizen Action in U.S. Government
Define what civic discussion, citizen actions and public policies are in American government. You will learn how these ideas and actions translate to political participation and how this influences public policies. Through this lesson, you will learn how civic discussions and citizen actions influence the creation of public policies in American government.
6. Special Interest Groups & Activists: Definition & Examples
Businesses and society are often tasked with finding a method to have their special interests heard. In this lesson, you will learn how special interest groups and activists impact how decisions and regulations are implemented.
7. US Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities & Naturalization Process
In this lesson, we will consider the expectations placed on U.S. citizens, particularly immigrants who undergo naturalization. Learn the specific rights of citizens as well and what makes citizenship different than permanent residency.
8. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis
Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.
9. What is Economics? - Definition & Types
Few things affect the day-to-day lives of everyone more than the economy. In this lesson, you'll learn about economics, including some of its foundational topics and concepts. You'll also have a chance to take a quiz after the lesson.
10. Economics Vocabulary & Definitions
Understanding even the most basic economic lesson can be a challenge without a fundamental understanding of some common terms. In this lesson, we'll define some of the often used words in the study of an economy.
11. Economic Systems: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about the three major forms of economic systems, including planned, market, and mixed market economies. You'll also explore the five factors of production and the roles they play in the exchange of products or services.
12. Standard of Living: Definition & Measurement
You've probably heard about the concept of standard of living and how it varies between different countries. In this lesson, you'll learn about what standard of living is and how it can be measured.
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