Ch 37: Political Systems & US Government

About This Chapter

Work through subjects related to the U.S. government and political systems with ease using this chapter as your guide. We've included short videos, self-assessment quizzes and access to our experts to assist you as you prepare for an important test at your own pace.

Political Systems & US Government - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we've put together a series of lessons on political systems and the U.S. government. You'll watch concise and interesting videos on the different types of political systems and the core values of the United States. When you've completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the core principles of the American government
  • Detail civil society and citizenship
  • Provide a definition and examples of civic duty
  • Describe the themes and concepts in American historical documents

Our videos outline these concepts in approximately ten minutes or less to make your study experience enjoyable. Use the video tags feature to go back and review any of the concepts presented in the video. You'll find a helpful test-prep tool in our multiple-choice self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 37: Political Systems & US Government
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Political System: Types & Definition

1. Political System: Types & Definition

How many different ways can human societies organize their governments? In this lesson, we'll examine some common political systems used throughout history and see how they compare.

America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government

2. America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government

In this lesson, we will examine a few of America's core values. We will focus especially on liberty, self-government, equality, individualism, diversity, and unity.

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.

Themes & Concepts in American Historical Documents

4. Themes & Concepts in American Historical Documents

In this lesson, we will explore themes and concepts in important American documents. We will examine several critical documents, and see how their core ideas reflect American ideals.

Civil Society and Citizenship

5. Civil Society and Citizenship

Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.

Civic Duty: Definition & Examples

6. Civic Duty: Definition & Examples

Civic duties are legally mandated responsibilities that all citizens are required to fulfill. Failure to fulfill these obligations could result in legal punishment. We'll look at some examples in American society.

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