Consider this class as your owner’s manual for being a citizen of the United States of America. This nation “of the people, by the people, and for the people” belongs to you. This gives you both rights and responsibilities. Among those responsibilities is the duty to understand our democratic system of government and your role in it. If you are a US citizen, you don’t need to pass any tests to vote or partake of any other privileges of being an American. But taking this course will help you become a more responsible citizen! We will focus on the themes of Law and Justice, examining the foundations of our government and legal system.