US Government is a class which is designed to make students informed citizens, students.  It will look at the origins and role of government and the concept of citizenship, and how the principles upon which the United States government was formed affect their daily lives. After a look at the theories of government, students will examine the principles and structure of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Students will study the relationships among federal, state, and local governments, and then take a closer look at the organization of the federal government, with its legislative, judicial, and executive branches and the system of checks and balances.