Civics 101

Everyone can visit our Civics 101 Educational section to have fun, and learn, with our online games involving the US Constitution as well as brushing up on historical events that affect our lives today.
Civics 101 - Test your USA political knowledge

Political Glossary

What is an Electoral college? Is it a college for politicians? A glossary of political terms to keep you on top of the discussion.

Did you know?

It is against the law for a politician to engage in insider trading but some rules apply to them that are not available to the general public.

Quizzes

Test your knowledge of the Constitution of the United States of America and more!

Fill-In-The-Blanks

As you listen, see and read the news keep these forms up-to-date for easy reference listing those who control your local, state and federal governments. Keep these information sheets in one folder on your computer or in a notebook for quick reference. The more you know the more you are in control.

Statue of Liberty

The Supreme Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States.

The Supreme Court plays a very important role in our constitutional system of government. It is the highest court in the land, it is the court of last resort for those looking for justice and it protects civil rights and liberties by striking down laws that violate the Constitution.

Typically, the Court hears cases that have been decided in either an appropriate U.S. Court of Appeals or the highest Court in a given state (if the state court decided a Constitutional issue). The Supreme Court has its own set of rules. According to these rules, four of the nine Justices must vote to accept a case.

Supreme Court Cases

“The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.”

Samuel Adams - Political Philosopher