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Founding Principles: American Governance in Action

Founding Principles: American Governance in Action

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How is American government defined? What are its origins? Who comprises the government and whom does it serve? How does it work both in theory and in practice? Narrated by Bowdoin College Government Professor Andrew Rudalevige, this series provides an introductory overview and basic understanding to American government, but one that is crucial to building citizen-leaders, promoting civic engagement, and working toward the common good.

Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 1--Separation of Powers)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 1
13 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 2--Federalism)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 2
12 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 3--Congress)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 3
11 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 4--The Presidency)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 4
12 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 5--The Judiciary)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 5
11 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 6--Public Opinion)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 6
12 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 7--The Media)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 7
11 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 8--The Electoral Process)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 8
15 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 9--Electoral Behavior and Voter Turnout)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 9
13 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 10--Participation)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 10
12 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 11--Lawmaking)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 11
12 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 12--Policy Implementation)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 12
15 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 13--Civil Liberties)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 13
14 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 14--Civil Rights)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 14
14 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 15--Final Principles)
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 15
11 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12