Essential Question: --How Have The Values And Principles Embodied In The Constitution Shaped American Institutions And Practices? Unit Overview: Lesson 21: What is the Role of Congress in American Constitutional Democracy? -- Lesson 22: How Does Congress Perform Its Functions in the American Constitutional System?-- Lesson 23: What Is the Role of the President in the American Constitutional System? Lesson 24: How Are National Laws Administered in the American Constitutional System? Lesson 25: What Is the Role of the Supreme Court in the American Constitutional System? Lesson 26: How Does American Federalism Work?
Unit Four Purpose: The Constitution is a general framework that describes the organization of the national gov’t in terms of its powers and limits. The Framers knew many details would need to be added. The system of federalism was devised to reconcile tension between national and state gov’ts.
In this unit you will learn: 1. How the three branches of gov’t embody constitutional principles and how they operate. 2. How federalism remains a dynamic characteristic of American gov’t.