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Ch 43: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Government & Citizenship

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Use this chapter to help you review concepts about government and citizenship for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Quick quizzes can be taken to measure your grasp of lesson material.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Government & Citizenship - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains detailed text and video lessons about topics like the the Texas Constitution, history of the United States presidential elections, main principles of the American government, and more! They will help you get ready to answer related questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Our quick quizzes will give you the experience answering questions close to those that are on your exam. Other topics that are included in this chapter are as follows:

  • Texas local and state government
  • Powers of Congress
  • State court and federal court systems
  • Techniques for teaching students about American symbols
  • Process of U.S. citizenship
  • Examples of individual rights

All of this chapter's lessons are brief, lasting between five and ten minutes each. If you have any questions about the lessons in this chapter or course, you can let our instructors know through your personal dashboard. You can also use the dashboard to track your progress.

10 Lessons in Chapter 43: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: 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.

US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

9. 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

10. 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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