This course is an introduction to the United States system of government and to the basic ideas on which our nation was founded. In this class we will learn about how our government was created and how it works. We will examine the organization, function, and responsibilities of our government. We will explore and analyze important historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. In addition, we will discuss citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of being a citizen of the United States.