American Government Course
This is a 16-week course that covers the foundations, history, and current practices of the American government. It will begin with the study of government (in theory), and continues with a focus on the local, state, and federal governments of the United States. The conclusion of the course teaches what the roles of individuals, families, and the Church should be in and towards civil government. Undergirding the course will be a scriptural critique of all governmental principles and actions covered. The goal of this course is for the student to develop a biblical understanding of American government.
- Describe how the kingship of Christ is the source of all authority.
- Discuss the foundations of American government.
- Identify important documents in the founding of the U.S. Constitution.
- Analyze the growth of federal government authority in the years following 1788.
- Understand how the Church and family are intended to balance the power of the civil government.
- Apply scriptural principles for participating in civil government.
- Ruler of Nations, by Gary DeMar
- Government and Politics in the United States, by William B. Guitteau
- Restoring America One County at a Time, Joel McDurmon (web version)
* Other articles will be used in addition to these books.