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Rights & Responsibilities of Citizenship in the U.S. - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will review important information about U.S. citizenship. Our expert instructors will guide you through your exploration of the engaging, fun and informative lessons. These lessons will cover material such as:
- American core values such as liberty, diversity and unity
- The U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights
- Significant role civil society plays in a democracy
- Political parties
- Civic duties that are required of citizens
- Important documents a part of U.S. history
- Impact of the Civil Rights Movement
- Women's rights and the right to vote
- How presidents are elected
- Difference between the primary and general election
Our lessons were made to be viewable at home on your computer or on the go when you utilize your mobile device. This gives you the flexibility to study in a way that is convenient for you and your schedule. After you complete each lesson, take the quizzes which will measure your level of understanding of the material that is presented to you.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups
The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between political parties and interest groups. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
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.
7. U.S. Historical Documents & Democratic Ideals
While much of what makes America is an idea, that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of concrete documents around, too. This lesson tells the story of four of those documents.
8. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.
9. Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders
The women's suffrage movement became one of the most prominent areas of reform during the Progressive movement. Learn about the work of early feminists, changing roles of women and notable women suffrage leaders who pushed for women's right to vote.
10. The U.S. Presidential Election: History, Process & Evolution
In this lesson, you will explore a very important aspect of the American political system: the election of the president of the United States. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
11. Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences
In the United States, we use two different types of presidential elections. Both primary and general elections are used to determine a winning candidate. This lesson explains primary and general elections, including the differences between the two.
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