In this College Board-approved course, students are introduced to the Foundations of American Democracy. Emphasis is placed on the Interactions Among Branches of Government and Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Students also learn about the importance of political participation. Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to analyze and compare political concepts, analyze and interpret quantitative data, and analyze and interpret qualitative and visual sources. Students will be required to apply course concepts and Supreme Court decisions to real-world contexts. Students will develop arguments in essay form, engage in political science research, and analyze 15 required Supreme Court Cases.