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EU coverage by unit

This table shows which enduring understandings (EUs) we’ve covered in each of the units of the Khan Academy APⓇ US Government and Politics course.
Each EU’s component learning objectives (LOs) and essential knowledges (EKs) are covered via both video and article instruction, and by exam-style, multiple-choice practice exercises, in the relevant unit; see the unit links below for breakdowns of LO and EK coverage by lesson.

Unit 1: Foundations of American democracy

EUEU text
LOR-1A balance between governmental power and individual rights has been a hallmark of American political development.
CON-1The Constitution emerged from the debate about the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation as a blueprint for limited government.
PMI-1The Constitution created a competitive policymaking process to ensure the people’s will is represented and that freedom is preserved.
CON-2Federalism reflects the dynamic distribution of power between national and state governments.

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Unit 2: Interactions among branches of government

EUEU text
CON-3The republican ideal in the U.S. is manifested in the structure and operation of the legislative branch.
CON-4The presidency has been enhanced beyond its expressed constitutional powers.
CON-5The design of the judicial branch protects the Supreme Court’s independence as a branch of government, and the emergence and use of judicial review remains a powerful judicial practice.
PMI-2The federal bureaucracy is a powerful institution implementing federal policies with sometimes questionable accountability.

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Unit 3: Civil liberties and civil rights

EUEU text
LOR-2Provisions of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights are continually being interpreted to balance the power of government and the civil liberties of individuals.
LOR-3Protections of the Bill of Rights have been selectively incorporated by way of the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause to prevent state infringement of basic liberties
PRD-1The Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause as well as other constitutional provisions have often been used to support the advancement of equality.
PRD-2Public policy promoting civil rights is influenced by citizen–state interactions and constitutional interpretation over time.
CON-6The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the U.S. Constitution is influenced by the composition of the Court and citizen–state interactions. At times, it has restricted minority rights and, at others, protected them.

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Unit 4: American political beliefs and behaviors

EUEU text
MPA-1Citizen beliefs about government are shaped by the intersection of demographics, political culture, and dynamic social change.
MPA-2Public opinion is measured through scientific polling, and the results of public opinion polls influence public policies and institutions.
PMI-4Widely held political ideologies shape policy debates and choices in American policies.

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Unit 5: Political participation

EUEU text
MPA-3Factors associated with political ideology, efficacy, structural barriers, and demographics influence the nature and degree of political participation.
PMI-5Political parties, interest groups, and social movements provide opportunities for participation and influence how people relate to government and policymakers.
PRD-2The impact of federal policies on campaigning and electoral rules continues to be contested by both sides of the political spectrum.
PRD-3The various forms of media provide citizens with political information and influence the ways in which they participate politically.

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