Enroll in US Government with Dolphin STEM Academy
US Government is the study of the founding principles of democracy in the United
States, the structures and details of how the government functions, and the role of the
individual citizen in participating in that democracy. In US Government, you will learn
about the principles and events that led to the founding of the United States in the
eighteenth century; examine how the operations of the US government are spread
among three branches of government and distributed between the national, state, and
federal levels of government; explore the role of the individual citizen in the operations
of the government; and, finally, apply these concepts to understanding the concrete
areas of foreign, domestic, and economic policy. You’ll explore timelines to gain an
understanding of how events link to each other and to the structures of government that
exist today, and you’ll analyze historical documents for a firsthand sense of how
government structures were designed. You’ll also gather evidence from relevant
documents and historical texts to develop credible explanations of how and why the
government exists as it does. You’ll then use that evidence to express viewpoints on the
operations of government by writing essays and creating presentations about topics of
relevance to modern US citizens.
By the end of this course, you will:
Describe how political systems function in current and historical societies.
Describe the founding of democracy in the United States, including the events
leading to the American Revolution and the outcomes of the revolution.
Explain in detail the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the
Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Describe the structure, powers, and operations of the three branches of the US government.
Compare how different levels of government interact in the United States between
the local, state, and national levels.
Describe the rights of US citizens and the responsibilities of citizenship in promoting
a vibrant democracy.
Explain the process for electing officials in the United States and the role of political
parties in that process.
Analyze the formation of foreign and domestic policy in the United States and the
impact those areas of policy have on US citizens.
Describe the operations of the US economy and how the government interacts with