American Government

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"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…" These are the first words of the United States Constitution, the country’s most important government document. What did the framers of this document envision as a "more perfect union?" In this course, you will explore the result of their vision—the American government. You will discover how the founders created a democracy based upon the ideals of liberty, equality, and self-government. You will explore how the government is structured and how it operates, and you will examine the three branches of government—legislative, executive, and judicial—that make up the system of checks and balances. You will find that although the Constitution in principle grants certain rights and liberties to the people, many groups have not been allowed those rights in practice and have had to fight for them. But as you will discover, the very nature of the United States governm...

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…" These are the first words of the United States Constitution, the country’s most important government document. What did the framers of this document envision as a "more perfect union?" In this course, you will explore the result of their vision—the American government. You will discover how the founders created a democracy based upon the ideals of liberty, equality, and self-government. You will explore how the government is structured and how it operates, and you will examine the three branches of government—legislative, executive, and judicial—that make up the system of checks and balances. You will find that although the Constitution in principle grants certain rights and liberties to the people, many groups have not been allowed those rights in practice and have had to fight for them. But as you will discover, the very nature of the United States government means that the people have a voice, and that the Constitution is a living document, because it can be adapted and amended to change with the times.

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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 8 months ago
I loved this course. I learned a great deal about our government. I loved the format of the course. It was easy to navigate.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 8 months ago
I really enjoyed taking this class. I learned a lot.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 9 months ago
The American Democracy through the Bush Administration
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 9 months ago
This course was great. The textbook was especially helpful, and concepts were explained well.
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4/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 9 months ago
This course was difficult to get through because there was a massive amount of reading. Also, the chapters assigned didn't match up with what was tested. So on a few of the exams, I found myself trying to answer questions outside the scope of the what was supposed to be tested (for example, an exam on chapters 1-3 had a question from chapter 5).
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6/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 9 months ago
Alot of good information. Easy to follow.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
My only complaint was that I had to use firefox, chrome and explorer during the course. I couldn't do everything in one place
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
Pretty straight forward. Read the book and complete the quizzes/exams. The book is VERY important!
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
This a nice introductory course to american government and political science. It touches on various aspects of our governmental system from the 3 branches to domestic and foreign policy issues.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
I really like the convenience of the course. However, I wish there were more challenging practice quiz or questions to prepare the exams. I feel the flash games don't help much to prepare the exams.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
The course covers a wide range of topics concerning government- from is beginnings to how it is currently.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
Both interesting and easy to understand.
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