Ch 52: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship

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Prepare for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam by watching these video lessons on American government and citizenship. The lessons will be extremely helpful in learning about topics you might encounter on the exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship- Chapter Summary

If you are currently studying for the TExES Core Subjects Grades 4-8 Exam, make sure that you spend some time studying to subject of American government and citizenship. These video lessons will be useful in reviewing the key topics related to the subject that you will need to know, such as local, state and national government. Some of the topics you'll go over in the lessons are:

  • The core principles of American government
  • The definition, responsibilities and challenges of local government
  • The Texas Constitution and government
  • U.S. Presidential elections
  • The definition, powers and structure of Congress
  • The state and federal court systems
  • American symbols and national holidays
  • Responsibilities of citizenship
  • Individual rights

You can also go through the practice quiz questions to make sure that you can accurately recall some key facts from the lessons. If you don't understand any of the lesson topics, contact our expert instructors for help. The educational resources found in this chapter will give you a huge leg up on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam itself!

11 Lessons in Chapter 52: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship
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The Core Principles of American Government

1. 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.

What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges

2. 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.

Texas Constitution & Government: Overview & Processes

3. Texas Constitution & Government: Overview & Processes

Like all US states, Texas has its own constitution. In this lesson, we'll explore this document and see how it outlines the structure of the Texas state government.

The U.S. Presidential Election: History, Process & Evolution

4. 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.

What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure

5. What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure

In this lesson, we will review what the United States Congress is. We will take a closer look at the makeup of Congress, what its powers are and what it represents.

The State Court System of the United States: Definition & Structure

6. The State Court System of the United States: Definition & Structure

The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. Each state has its own set of state courts. This lesson explains state courts, including the structure and jurisdiction of state court systems.

The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels

7. The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels

The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. This lesson explores the federal court system of the Unites States, including its structure and jurisdiction.

Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

8. Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

America is a country that loves symbols, and it has many. Learn about the meaning and history of some of the most important American symbols. Afterward, test your knowledge with a quiz.

National Holidays in the United States

9. National Holidays in the United States

Whether it is the barbeque and fireworks, snowball fights and caroling, or just a day off of school or work, we all look forward to the next holiday. In this lesson, we'll highlight the ten official federal holidays in the United States.

US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

10. 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.

What Are Individual Rights? - Definition & Examples

11. What Are Individual Rights? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what individual rights are and how they might apply to you. We will look at examples of individual rights and how they derive from our Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.

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