An understanding of US government and civics gives you a baseline of knowledge that will enable and empower you to actively participate in our democracy. Learn about the foundations of American democracy and how the three branches of government work together to preserve civil liberties and civil rights. You'll also learn about the opportunities and responsibilities of citizenship, and the role of different political parties and political philosophies in the United States.
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- How can I participate in government when I'm only 14 years old? And why would I want to?(3 votes)
- Currently, what participating in government would look like for you is doing independent research on which people would better the country more than others and choosing one or more to promote by making signs that have interesting facts, handing out campaign flyers etc. The reason a young person might want to be involved in government is because it can help you get an understanding of government now so that when you yourself can vote, you know what to look for in different candidates. Promoting candidates can also sway people's votes to what you think is best.(3 votes)
- What is citizenship(3 votes)
- Im in great pain(0 votes)