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Lesson 34: What Is the Importance of Civic Engagement to American Constitutional Democracy?

Lesson Objectives

When you have finished this lesson, you should  be able to
  • explain why Americans need to be engaged in civic affairs,
  • identify opportunities for civic engagement through voluntary associations and nongovernmental organizations and participation in local, state, and national politics, and
  • evaluate, take, and defend positions on challenges associated with voting and other forms of participation in civic life in the United States.