This is a five day unit on the foundations of American government. The learning objectives include:
â€¢ Define the state and the theories of its origin, including the Social Contract Theory.
â€¢ Explain why government exists.
â€¢ Classify the types of government based on who can participate; geographic distribution of power; relationship between the executive and legislative branches.
â€¢ Define and give examples of the basic concepts upon which a constitutional democracy is built.
This unit also includes an end of unit exam, as well as all notes and handouts.