Unit 5 - Law & Public Policy

  • Law is a quintessential part of working democracy because it supports the social contract theory of government stated by Enlightened philosophers that influenced the founders' views of good government.  In this section of civic literacy you will be exploring what is the purpose of law in our nation and how it is formed and implemented to meet the tenets or main ideals of the Constitution.  We will also examine how the laws are impacted by other factors, such as social movements, federalism, and linkage institutions.  Finally, we will discuss whether the United States upholds the idea of justice for all.