This class was tough.
I would recommend this class because not only is the teacher passionate about his work, but the lessons themselves are incredibly interesting and valuable even outside of school. I got to help create a bill and lobby on capitol hill, discuss elections, as well as study the various forms of government. I would recommend this for anyone who finds politics valuable in society. It was difficult at first for me, since I entered the class knowing nothing about government and politics, but by the end of the year, I was a proud lobbyist and more involved in political affairs than I had ever been.
I had the once in a lifetime experience of messaging senators and congressmen about a bill my class created. I was the lucky one to get a response saying that a congressman would like to sponsor it, and so we traveled to Washington D.C. where we met him, and then got to seek other politicians to seek more support. It was such an incredible and unforgettable time for me. This hands-on method of learning taught me more about the way the U.S. government works. My class got to see first-hand the steps a bill has to go through in the system in order to be passed.
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Advice for students:
Anyone taking this class should definitely study. Understand the different branches of government, how they are related to each other, their shortcomings and their benefits. Stay up to date on current events, such as elections. Challenge yourself and always question what you are learning, because it leads to valuable discussions.