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Classroom Expectations


All students are expected to complete class work, monthly projects and tests to receive a contract. Students are expected to behave in a professional manner. Students are responsible for completing assignments in a timely manner. Many students succeed in this class when they follow the classroom rules and procedures.



The following sections are covered:


  1. Origins of American Government
  2. Political Parties
  3. Congress
  4. The Electoral Process
  5. The Presidency
  6. Financing Government
  7. National Policy and National Defense
  8. The Federal Court System
  9. Civil Liberties
  10. Protecting Individual Rights
  11. Equal Justice Under Law
  12. Comparative Political Systems
  13. Comparative Economic Systems
  14. Governing California
  15. California Government and Finance


Mr. Barishman



You may contact me at Metropolitan High School

(213) 623-4273