Describe the importance of informed, proactive citizenship for the effective operation of the national government and political processes.

  • Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
  • Employ terminology used to study political science and American government.
  • Distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties in the context of Supreme Court protection of freedom of expression.
  • Describe the importance of informed, proactive citizenship for the effective operation of the national government and political processes.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using proper writing mechanics.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include an APA cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.