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 We will learn about important historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.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