U.S. Government - Comprehensive (04151) WA

04151 WA

This semester-long course discusses types of governments, focusing on the American form of government. Throughout the course students will learn about a variety of topics. Topics in this course include:

  • International governments

  • Philosophers that influenced the development of government

  • A history of government types

  • The rise of democracy

  • The structure and organization of the United States government

  • The importance of the U.S Constitution

  • The three branches of government

  • How bills become law

  • American political parties

  • Voting and elections

  • Citizenship and civic responsibilities

After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to government and demonstrate a number of social studies skills.


  • Understand the history of government

  • Answer the question "What is the American form of government?"

  • Understand the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights

  • Identify the importance of checks and balances

  • Understand how candidates are nominated and elected to public office

  • Understand the importance of voting and civic responsibility

State: Washington
Grade Level: 12
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year