Identify and discuss the basic ideals and principles of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.
Those ideals and principles are discussed in the first and second chapters of your textbook. You can also visit the following websites to read the original document in which these fundamental values were first stated and how they were later incorporated in the American Constitution:
The Declaration of Independence: http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
The Constitution of the United States: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript
Identify the most important Supreme Court cases and executive actions and their impact on law and on our society.