Welcome to World History and American Government
Teacher: Mr. Richards
School: Bentonville High School
American Government is the study of the historical backgrounds, governing principles, and institutions of the government of the United States. The focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. The principles of popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, republicanism, federalism, and individual rights will be examined as will the roles of individuals and groups in the American political system.
World History, in one way or another, is the story of connections within the human community. We will seek out the crossings of boundaries and the linkages of systems in the human past—connections across regions of the world, among Themes in history, and across periods of time.