pol115 | undergraduate
American National Government
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The Federal Bureaucracy and the Public Policy Process
- Compare the main types of public policy.
- Describe the influence of the federal bureaucracy on the American political system.
The Federal Judiciary and Civil Liberties
- Explain the structure, purpose, and importance of the United States Supreme and federal courts.
- Describe civil liberties found in the Bill of Rights.
Political Parties, Voting, and Elections
- Identify the functions of political parties in the American political system.
- Explain the American system of elections.
Foundations of U.S. National Government
- Define the philosophical principles that influenced the founding fathers and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.
- Explain how the American system of government is designed as a republic based on the principles of representative democracy.
U.S. Congress and the Presidency
- Explain the structure, role, and organization of Congress.
- Summarize the role and responsibilities of the President.
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