California Principles of American Democracy

California principles of American Democracy is a single-semester course designed to expand understanding of the development of US democracy, from pre-independence to the present day. In this course, students will analyze the features and powers of the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judiciary branch of the government. Students will also analyze landmark cases that shaped current civil rights laws. In addition to US democracy, students will examine global governmental systems and global democratization. At the end of the course, students will explore the duties associated with civic life and citizenship in the United States.