Ch 59: Ohio Graduation Test: U.S. Government

About This Chapter

You'll need to pass the Ohio Graduation Test to earn a high school diploma in the state. Studying this chapter on U.S. Government can help. Video lessons and short quizzes can be found throughout the chapter.

Ohio Graduation Test: U.S. Government - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to review the important functions of the U.S. government. It will serve to showcase the different forms of government that are in existence and the various levels of power that they wield. Limited government, the 10th Amendment, the Supremacy Clause and the Bill of Rights are some areas of exploration that will prepare you for the Ohio Graduation Test. Watch the video lessons online in order to:

  • Understand the definition and role of government
  • Learn about those who were for and against the ratification of the U.S. Constitution
  • Identify the preamble, amendments and articles of the U.S. Constitution, and examine its provisions
  • Discover the process for amending the Constitution
  • Explore the guarantees made by the Bill of Rights
  • Describe the powers of monarchies, democracies and oligarchies

You'll be able to study these lessons alongside your school assignments because the chapter is self-paced. Look at the colorful videos anytime via your tablet, laptop or standard desktop computer. Short in duration and narrated by experienced instructors, the lessons will provide you with enough facts to guide you in correctly answering certain questions on the Ohio Graduation Test. Take several five-question quizzes throughout the chapter to ensure that you're learning the material.

Ohio Graduation Test: U.S. Government Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Graduation Test consists of five parts: Social Studies, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Writing. The Social Studies section contains questions on the U.S. government, including the Constitution and the amendments. The category has 32 multiple-choice questions, two extended-response items and four short-answer questions. Use what you've learned through these videos as you pursue your high school diploma.

7 Lessons in Chapter 59: Ohio Graduation Test: U.S. 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.

The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government

2. The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government

The U.S. Constitution may be one of the most important documents in history, but it wasn't a sure thing. A lot of debate took place. There were many people passionate about ratification, and many people passionate about ensuring it didn't get ratified. The divide over the Constitution shows us the root of political parties in the U.S.

The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

3. The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

The U.S. Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. It establishes the government of the United States, and its first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, assures every U.S. citizen the rights we have all come to hold dear.

Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government

4. Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government

The United States Constitution lays out a limited federal government. Our federal government is based on federalism, with a separation of powers. This lesson explores constitutional provisions for a limited government.

The Process of Amending the Constitution

5. 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.

The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

6. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.

Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More

7. Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More

The governance of nations differs significantly based on who has power. This lesson will differentiate five forms of government: monarchy, democracy, oligarchy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.

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