The learner understands...
- The history of the United States and the people from many cultures who contributed to its social, economic, and political heritage
- what is meant by "the public agenda," how it is set, and how it is influenced by public opinion and the media
- ideas about civic life, politics, and government, including how participation in civic and political life can help citizens attain individual and public goals
- the character of American political and social conflict and factors that tend to prevent or lower its intensity
- how the past affects our private lives and society in general