Ch 33: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US Government, Political Processes & Citizenship

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Study.com instructors developed the lessons in this chapter as a knowledge booster in anticipation for your upcoming Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Social Science Multi-Content test. Here we cover US government, political processes and citizenship using engaging video lessons and self-assessment lesson quizzes.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US Government, Political Processes & Citizenship - Chapter Summary

These lessons are short videos designed for the Missouri teacher and prospective teacher as a refresher before taking the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. They will increase your competency and your ability to answer test questions on lesson subject matter like:

  • An examination of the U.S. Constitution and a review of Marbury versus Madison
  • A look at the privileges and immunities clause
  • Use of the faith and credit clause
  • An understanding of federalism and the supremacy clause
  • The American government's core principles
  • How to amend the US Constitution
  • The case of Brown versus Board of Education
  • An overview of landmark Supreme Court cases
  • The concept of representation and the electoral and party systems
  • The process and responsibilities of US citizenship
  • Understanding political participation
  • The definition of civil liberties
  • A discussion of interstate commerce and necessary and proper clauses

Our lessons are videos that are 5-10 minutes long, hosted by Study.com subject experts, and each ending with a quiz of the material. If you have reason to relook at any part of the lesson you can use the video transcript that is provided or you can use the keyword-based timeline tool to go right to the section of the video that discusses the information you want. We include a feature that allows you to ask a question of the expert.

15 Lessons in Chapter 33: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US Government, Political Processes & Citizenship
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U.S. Constitution: Definition and the Judicial Review of Marbury v. Madison

1. U.S. Constitution: Definition and the Judicial Review of Marbury v. Madison

Our United States Constitution is known as the 'Supreme Law of the Land.' The United States Supreme Court determines when other laws are in conflict with the Constitution. This lesson explains the concepts of supremacy and judicial review.

'Necessary & Proper' and Interstate Commerce Clauses

2. 'Necessary & Proper' and Interstate Commerce Clauses

The United States Constitution includes several important provisions that empower the United States Congress to make particular laws. This lesson explores the necessary and proper clause and the commerce clause.

Privileges & Immunities Clause: Definition & Examples

3. Privileges & Immunities Clause: Definition & Examples

The United States Constitution includes two privileges and immunities clauses. These clauses protect citizens' fundamental rights and prevent states from discriminating against out-of-state citizens. This lesson explores the use of the privileges and immunities clauses, including how these clauses are used in business relations.

Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples

4. Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples

The Full Faith and Credit Clause was a key addition to the United States Constitution because it helped to unify the independent states. This lesson explains the Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause.

Federalism & the Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example

5. Federalism & the Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example

The United States is a federalist government, where the citizens are subject to the powers of several governmental units. Our United States Constitution tells us that the federal government is the highest, or supreme, governmental power. This lesson explores the concept of federalism and the supremacy clause.

The Core Principles of American Government

6. 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 Process of Amending the Constitution

7. The Process of Amending the Constitution

Amending the United States Constitution is a complicated process. It's only been accomplished 27 times. This lesson outlines the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended.

Brown v. Board of Education Case: Summary & Significance

8. Brown v. Board of Education Case: Summary & Significance

The 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education led to the integration of public schools in America. In this lesson, you'll learn about the historical background to the case and why it was so significant, after which you'll test your own knowledge of Brown v. Board of Education with a brief quiz.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Overview & Effects

9. Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Overview & Effects

As one of the three branches of the federal government, the Supreme Court has significant power. In this lesson, we'll introduce and briefly review some of the landmark cases the Court has heard in its 225+ year history.

Representation & U.S. Electoral Systems

10. Representation & U.S. Electoral Systems

In this lesson, you'll consider the importance of representation in elections and how districts can help achieve this. You will learn about winner-take-all elections and ones that aim to be more proportional to the votes cast.

Electoral and Party Systems: Definition & Role

11. Electoral and Party Systems: Definition & Role

The following lesson will define and explain the role of the United States' electoral system and how it affects the shape of our party system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

12. 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.

The Progressive Movement & Mechanisms for Increased Political Participation

13. The Progressive Movement & Mechanisms for Increased Political Participation

The Progressive Movement marked an era of political activism. Reformers sought to strengthen democracy, eliminate corruption and protect laborers. This lesson explains the movement and how it increased political participation.

Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout

14. Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout

Despite an increase in the number of eligible voters, political participation in the United States seems to be on the decline. This lesson discusses influences on political participation and voter turnout.

What are Civil Liberties? - Definition, Examples & Cases

15. What are Civil Liberties? - Definition, Examples & Cases

What are civil liberties? How are they different from civil rights? How do we know exactly what (and when) they are? The issue of civil liberties began with the Constitution and continues with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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