How the U.S. Government Works

An 8-part course with Citizen Genius

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Course Overview

The U.S.'s democratic system of government has provided freedom and stability for generations. In this U.S. history course, learn about the key features that make the government work so well. This course offers overviews of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, examines the three branches of government, demonstrates the system of checks and balances, and explains how power is divided between the national government and the states through a system of federalism.


  • Total Time 39 min
  • Lessons 8
  • Attachments 14
  • Exercises 27
  • 23 CQ

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