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Virginia and US Government

Course Description:

This course defines the knowledge that enables citizens to participate effectively in civic life. Students examine fundamental constitutional principles, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, the political culture, the policy-making process at each level of government, and the operation of the United States market economy, and personal finance. Personal character traits are identified that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in the civic life of an increasingly diverse democratic society. All high school students are required to pass this course, or an equivalent course, such as Advanced Placement Government, to graduate. There is no SOL test for this course.