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Ch 10: MTTC Elementary Education: Civics & Government

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Prepare for your MTTC Elementary Education exam by using our video lessons and quizzes. Recall information related to civics and government, such as the types of government and civil liberties, so you can feel confident in your ability to answer pertinent questions on the exam.

MTTC Elementary Education: Civics & Government- Chapter Summary

Dive into the lessons in this chapter to review important information about civics and government in preparation for related questions on the MTTC Elementary Education test. Lessons cover the definition, role and functions of government, examples of civil liberties and more. When this chapter is complete, you should be able to:

  • Identify traditional types of government and the core principles of American government
  • List the three branches of government
  • Share the differences between government and government powers on the local and state levels
  • Explain the tools of foreign policy

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8 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTTC Elementary Education: Civics & Government
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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.

The Core Principles of American Government

3. 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 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

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.

What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges

5. What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges

The United States has a federal government and each of the 50 states has a state government. This lesson explains the organization of state governments, and explores the powers and responsibilities of state governments.

What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges

6. What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges

Each of the 50 states has a state government. Within those states, each county and municipality also has a government. This lesson explains the organization of local governments and explores the powers and responsibilities of local governments.

What are Civil Liberties? - Definition, Examples & Cases

7. 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.

Tools of Foreign Policy

8. Tools of Foreign Policy

This lesson will explain some of the different tools used in foreign policy. It will focus on diplomacy, sanctions, containment, collective security, deterrence, and military force.

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