Common Sense Government

  • A complete semester-long course: total of 14 modules, including 4 American Founding modules, 3 American Institutions Modules and 8 modules covering the American Experience
  • Covers 220 key concepts; aligned with national, Advanced Placement and C3 Framework standards
  • Designed for students who may only take one government course in their life
Common Sense Government is a comprehensive, one-semester course package providing an introduction to American government. While it is designed to be the primary curriculum for a college or high school course, many of the materials are suitable for use in whole or in part at lower grade levels, as well. The course materials are designed to adapt to various learning styles by utilizing a Read, Watch, Listen and Do pedagogy.

Common Sense Government

 
  • Full semester-long course: total of 15 modules, including 4 American Founding modules, 3 American Institutions Modules and 8 modules covering the American Experience
  • Covers 216 key concepts; aligned with national, Advanced Placement and C3 Framework standards
  • Designed for students who may only take one government course in their life
Common Sense Government is a comprehensive, one-semester course package providing an introduction to American government. While it is designed to be the primary curriculum for a college or high school course, many of the materials are suitable for use in whole or in part at lower grade levels, as well. The course materials are designed to adapt to various learning styles by utilizing a Read, Watch, Listen and Do pedagogy.

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Competition Among Governments: Incentives and Resource Allocation
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Declaration of Independence
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Democratic Party and Federalist Party
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Economic Freedom: Growth and Income
Economic Growth: Record and Importance
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Fairness Doctrine
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Federalist Papers
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Finance Wisely
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First Battle of Bull Run
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Fourteen Points
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Frederic Douglas
Free Black
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Gains from International Trade
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George McClellan
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Iron Curtain
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Jobs versus the Creation of Wealth
John Adams
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Limited Constitution
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Lincoln and Douglass Debates
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Lockean Natural Rights
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Macroeconomics
MAD
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Manhattan Project
Manifest Destiny
Marbury vs. Madison
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Marshall Plan
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Money
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mooc
Morality
Mormons
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NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Highway Defense Act
National Labor Relations Act
National Security State
Nationalist
Nativism
NATO
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Nature of Civil War Strategies and Tactics
Nazis
Neutrality
Neutrality Act of 1935
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New Deal
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Nicolas Biddle
Nineteenth Amendment
No Nothing Party
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Non-Intercourse Act
Nonviolent Direct Action
Normalcy
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Old Light/New Light
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Open Door
Opportunity Costs
Organized Labor
Ostend Manifesto
Oversight power
Panic of 1837
Partisan Polarization
Partisanship
Patriot
Paying for College
Peaceful Coexistence
Peculiar Institution
Pennsylvania Dutch
Perverse incentives
Philippine Insurrection
Plantation
Platt Amendment
Plurality
Policy making process
Policy symbolism
Political divide
Political Incentives and Short Sightedness
Political liberty
Political Machines
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Political versus the Market Process
Politics
Politics of Reconstruction
Popular Sovereignty
Popular vote
Population and Poverty
Populism
Portfolio
Portfolio Adjustments and Phases of Life
Post-war America
Potsdam Conference
Poverty
Poverty in Less Developed Countries
Poverty in the United States
Power of Compound Interest
Pragmatic approach
Presidential Assassin
Presidential Impeachment
Price Controls
Price Indexes
Private Property and Incentives
Productive Resources
Profit
Profit and Loss
Progressive Social and Cultural Reforms
Progressivism
Progressivism and the Battle over Cultural Tradition
Prohibition
Property Rights
Proposal power
Protective and Productive Roles of Government
Protestant
Proxy War
Prudence
Prudent Saving: Planning for a “Rainy Day”
Public Goods
Public Works Programs
Pueblo
Pure Food and Drug Act
Purpose
Purposefulness of Work
Quadrant
Qualities of Entrepreneurial Activity in Technology Development
Radical Reconstruction
Radical Republican
Radicalism
Random Walk Theory and Stock Prices
Ratification
Reagan Revolution
Real Wages
Recall
Recession
Recession and Depression
Reconstruction
Reconstruction Finance Company
Red Cross
Referendums
Regulation and Gains from Trade
Religion Reform and Progress Reform
Rent seeking
Reparations
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Republic
Republic of Texas
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Republican Pro-Growth Polices
Republicans
Reservation
Reserved Powers
Retirement
Return
RFC
Rights of Englishman
Rise of Conservatism
Rise of the Republican Party
Risk
Risk and Insurance
Risk and Investments
Risk and Return
Risk and Return: Stocks Versus Bonds
Robber Barons
Robert E. Lee
Role of Government
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Rolling Thunder
Romantic Movement
Roosevelt Corollary
Rough Riders
Rule of Law and Morality
Run-off election
Russo Japanese War
Salvation Army
Sanitary Conditions
Saving
Saving and Investment Strategy
Saving versus Investing
Scalawag
Scarcity
Schemes
SCLC
Scopes Monkey Trial
Second Great Awakening
Second New Deal
Secondary Effects
Sectional Crisis
Secularism
Sedition Act
Segregation
Selective Incorporation
Selective Service Act
Self-evident
Self-government
Self-interest
Separation of Powers
Seventeenth Amendment
Sexual Revolution
Shakers
Share Cropping
Sharon Statement
Shays' Rebellion
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Shopping for Insurance
Short Term Investing
Silent Majority
Single-member district elections
Sixteenth Amendment
Slander
Slave Emancipation
Slavery
SNCC
Social Consequences of War
Social Contract Theory
Social Darwinism
Social Gospel
Social Mobility
Sojourner Truth
Sources of Economic Progress
Sources of Happiness
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Southern Firebrand
Sovereignty
Spanish American War
Special Interest and Political Allocation
Specie
Speculation
Spheres of Influence
Spiritualism
Spoils System
Sputnik
Stamp Act
State of nature
States’ Rights
Stephan Douglass
Stewardship
Stewardship of the Environment
Stimson Doctrine
Stocks
Stonewall Jackson
Strategic Spending: Used versus New
Strength of Internationalism and Democratic Leadership
Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee
Students for a Democratic Society
Submarine Warfare
Success
Sun Belt
Supply
Surrender at Yorktown
Taft-Hartley Act
Tariff
Tariffs and Trade Restrictions
Tax Rates
Tax-deferred Retirement Program
Taxes - Subsidies and Instability
Taxes: Incentives and Productive Activity
Technology and Innovation
Tecumseh
Temperance Movement
Tenure of Office Act
Terms
Tet Offensive
Thaddeus Stevens
The “Fourth Estate”
The Development of a Cconsumer Society
The Environment
The Federal Reserve
The Great Depression
The Invisible Empire
The Middle East and America
The New Deal
The Productive Function of Government
Third Party
Thirteenth Amendment
Thomas Jefferson
Three Branches of Government
Tragedy of the Commons
Transaction Costs
Transcendentalism
Transfers
Transportation Revolution
Treaty of Paris
Trench Warfare
Truman Doctrine
Trusts
Tweed Ring
Two-party System
Types of Insurance
Tyranny
U.S. Constitution
U.S. National Banks
U.S.S. Maine
Ulysses S. Grant
Unalienable
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Underground Railroad
Unemployment
Unintended Consequences
Unintended Consequences of Transfers and Subsidies
Universal Salvation
Urbanization
Usurpations
Utopian Societies
Valley Forge
Value
Venona Papers
Versailles Treaty
Vietcong
Virginia Plan
Virginia Resolution
Volstead Act
Voter Participation
Wagner Act
War Industries Board
War Mobilization
War of 1812
War on Poverty
War on Terror
wars of National Liberation
Warsaw Pact
Wartime Reconstruction
Washington Conference
Watt Riots
Waving the Bloody Shirt
Welfare of Recipients
Welfare State
Western Expansion
Whig Ideology
Whisky Rebellion
White Redeemers
William Lloyd Garrison
Wilmot Proviso
Wilson’s Policies and Proposals
Win-Win vs. Win-Lose Activities
Winner-take-all
Wisconsin Idea
Women’s Rights
Woodstock
World War I
Yalta Conference
Yellow Journalism
Young Americans for Freedom

Examples: ConsentEqualityRepublicansLiberalismPoliticsSelf-governmentPrudenceSelf-evidentUnalienableUsurpationsSocial Contract TheoryState of Nature

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This course examines the principles of American politics through careful consideration of the American Founding, American Institutions, and the American experience in self-government. It was developed by professors and staff affiliated with Utah State University. The course meets both national standards for government and civics, and AP standards.

Part 1: The American Founding

Module 1: Pre-Revolutionary America and the Creation of a New Nation

  • Section 1: The Seven Years’ War
  • Section 2: John Locke and Liberal Philosophy
  • Section 3: The Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Parliamentary Authority
  • Section 4: Samuel Adams
  • Section 5: Thomas Paine
  • Section 6: The Declaration of Independence

Module 2: The Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion and the Constitutional Convention

  • Section 1: The Articles of Confederation
  • Section 2: George Washington’s Circular Letter to the States
  • Section 3: Shay’s Rebellion
  • Section 4: The Call for a Constitutional Convention

Module 3: The Constitution

  • Section 1: The Large State Plan: The Virginia Resolutions
  • Section 2: The Small State Plan: The New Jersey Proposals
  • Section 3: The Great Compromise
  • Section 4: The Federalist

Module 4: Separation of Powers

  • Section 1: Federalism
  • Section 2: Federalist 39
  • Section 3: Federalist 45
  • Section 4: Separation of Powers
  • Section 5: Federalist 47
  • Section 6: Federalist 48-50
  • Section 7: Federalist 51

Part 2: American Institutions

Module 5: Congress

  • Section 1: The Powers of Congress
  • Section 2: The House of Representatives, the Senate, and Representation
  • Section 3: Elections
  • Section 4: Committees, Parties, and Organization
  • Section 5: The House of Representatives and Federalist 52
  • Section 6: The Senate and Federalist 62
  • Section 7: Congress in Action
  • Section 8: Lee Hamilton Puts a Positive Spin on Congress

Module 6: The Presidency

  • Section 1: The Powers of the Presidency
  • Section 2: The Federalist: Discussion of the Executive Branch
  • Section 3: The President, the Executive Branch, and the Growth of the Presidential Power
  • Section 4: From the Institutional to the Rhetorical Presidency
  • Section 5: George Washington and the Institutional Presidency
  • Section 6: Abraham Lincoln and the Outer Limits of the Institutional Presidency
  • Section 7: The Rhetorical Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt and Beyond
  • Section 8: Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
  • Section 9: John F. Kennedy
  • Section 10: Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Section 11: Reagan’s Semi-Return to the Institutional Roots of the Presidency

Module 7: The Supreme Court

  • Section 1: The Constitutional Design of the Judiciary and the Federalist
  • Section 2: Judicial Review
  • Section 3: Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, and the Growth of Federal Authority
  • Section 4: The Supreme Court of the United States in Operation

Part 3: The Experience in American Government

Module 8: From Dual Federalism to Cooperative Federalism: the Civil Wars, Progressivism, and National Politics

  • Section 1: Redefining the United States of America
  • Section 2: Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Section 3: The Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
  • Section 4: World War I, the New Deal, and beyond

Module 9: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

  • Section 1: Civil Liberties
  • Section 2: Civil Rights
  • Section 3: Civil Rights, Race, and the Constitution
  • Section 4: The Supreme Court and Civil Rights
  • Section 5: Civil Rights for Women
  • Section 6: Gay Rights

Module 10: Political Parties and Elections

  • Section 1: Elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate
  • Section 2: The Electoral College and Presidential Elections
  • Section 3: Vice Presidential Elections
  • Section 4: Political Parties
  • Section 5: American Party Systems
  • Section 6: Why Do People Vote?

Module 11: The Policy-making Process, Then and Now

  • Section 1: Policymaking Process: An Overview
  • Section 2: Problem Identification
  • Section 3: Policymaker Agenda
  • Section 4: Policy Formulation and Adoption
  • Section 5: Budgeting
  • Section 6: Policy Implementation and Evaluation

Module 12: Bureaucracy

  • Section 1: What is Bureaucracy?
  • Section 2: Development of the American Bureaucracy
  • Section 3: Bureaucracy in American Politics

Module 13: The Media and Politics

  • Section 1: The “Fourth Estate”
  • Section 2: History of the Media
  • Section 3: The Radio and Regulation
  • Section 4: Modern Media

Module 14: America and the World

  • Section 1: A New Nation in the World
  • Section 2: American Foreign Policy in the 19th Century
  • Section 3: American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century
  • Section 4: The Cold War
  • Section 5: The End of History?

Module 15: The United States: Past, Present and Future

Part 1: The American Founding

  • Legitimacy
  • Consent
  • Equality
  • Rights
  • Republican
  • Liberal political philosophy
  • Radical
  • Politics
  • Reconciliation
  • Self-government
  • Prudence
  • Self-evident
  • Unalienable
  • Usurpations
  • State of nature
  • Constitution
  • Confederation
  • Sovereignty
  • Ratification
  • Political wrangling
  • “Firm League of Friendship”
  • General welfare
  • Full faith and credit
  • Convention
  • Delegate
  • Republic
  • “Enlargement of the Orbit”
  • Faction
  • Resolutions
  • Bicameral
  • Unicameral
  • Political propaganda
  • Tyranny
  • Anarchy
  • Amelioration
  • Federalism
  • Dual Federalism
  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Jurisdiction
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Separation of Powers
  • Partial Agency/Checks and Balances
  • Parchment barriers
  • Pragmatic approach
  • Constituents

Part 2: American Institutions

  • Legislative powers
  • Bicameralism
  • Bankruptcy
  • Representation
  • Single member district
  • Gerrymandering
  • At large elections
  • Incumbents
  • Constituents
  • Patronage
  • Earmarks/pork barrel
  • Franking privilege
  • Electoral connection
  • Filibuster
  • Standing committee
  • Select committee
  • Joint committee
  • Conference committee
  • Proposal power
  • Speaker of the House
  • President Pro Tempore
  • Gate keeping authority
  • Majority/minority leaders
  • Majority/minority whips
  • Oversight power
  • Gridlock
  • Logrolling
  • Energetic President
  • Institutional Presidency
  • Rhetorical Presidency
  • Formal and Informal authority
  • Delegated powers
  • Judicial review
  • Presidential (Executive) actions
  • Usurpations
  • Progressivism
  • Judicial authority
  • Judicial review
  • “Least dangerous branch”
  • Inferior courts
  • Original jurisdiction
  • Appellate jurisdiction
  • Limited Constitution
  • Life-tenure
  • Writ of mandamus
  • Implied powers
  • Enumerated powers
  • Expressed powers
  • “The rule of four”
  • Stare Decisis
  • Precedent

Part 3: The American Experience in Self-Government

  • Dual Federalism
  • Slavery
  • States’ Rights
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Reserved Powers
  • Gilded Age
  • Progressivism
  • New Nationalism
  • World War I
  • Great Depression
  • New Deal
  • Civil liberties
  • Civil rights
  • Segregation
  • Due process
  • Bill of rights
  • Federalist 84
  • 14th amendment
  • 19th amendment
  • The Declaration of Sentiments
  • Selective incorporation
  • Jim Crow laws
  • Color-blind Constitution
  • Equal protection clause
  • Seneca Falls Convention
  • The Feminine Mystique
  • Executive order 10450
  • Terms
  • 15th amendment
  • 19th amendment
  • 26th amendment
  • 17th amendment
  • Electoral College
  • Realignment theory
  • Federalists’ party
  • Democratic-Republican party
  • Jeffersonian Democrats
  • Whig party
  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Single-member district elections
  • Gerrymandering
  • Federalist 68
  • 12th amendment
  • Popular vote
  • Ray v. Blair 1952
  • Adverse selection
  • Plurality
  • Majority rule
  • Run-off election
  • Winner-take-all
  • Duverger’s Law
  • Political party
  • Convention
  • Primaries
  • Open primary
  • Closed primary
  • Presidential primary
  • Policymaking process
  • Rent seeking
  • Policy agenda
  • Policy symbolism
  • Unintended consequences
  • Perverse incentives
  • Federal register
  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Social Security
  • Domestic policy
  • Foreign policy
  • Initiatives
  • Referendums
  • Recall
  • Washington Monument Strategy
  • Pork-barrel spending
  • Free-rider problem
  • Party Press
  • Penny Press
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Muckraking
  • Media Technologies
  • FCC Regulations
  • Internet and media democratization
  • The “Fourth Estate”
  • Censorship
  • Prior restraint
  • Libel
  • Slander
  • Fairness doctrine
  • Equal time rule
  • Foreign Policy
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Isolation
  • Interventionism
  • Exceptionalism
  • World War II
  • League of Nations
  • United Nations
  • Cold War
  • Détente
  • War on Terror
  • The Jay Treaty
  • Roosevelt Corollary
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930
  • Good Neighbor Policy
  • Marshall Plan
  • Truman Doctrine
  • NATO
  • Warsaw Pact
  • MAD
  • Domino Theory
  • Containment
  • Bay of Pigs
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963
  • Gulf of Tonkin
  • Tet Offensive
  • Hostage Crisis

 
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