All About Civics

Understanding Our Government: For Young Adults

US National Anthem(Star Spangled Banner)With Waving Flag(INSTRUMENTAL)

What is Civics?


  • Civics is the study of the duties and rights of Citizens.
  • Civic Duty is requirements of citizens based on allegiance to the country.
  • Civic Right is entitlements belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship.

Our Democratic Government

First off, what is Democracy? According to Dictionary.com, Democracy is "government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system."

Goals of Democratic Government Outlined By the Preamble

  • To form a more perfect union
  • To establish justice
  • To ensure domestic tranquility
  • To provide for common defense
  • To promote the general welfare
  • To secure the blessings of freedom

Goals of Democratic Government (Pictures)

Current Examples of Civics and Government in Action

America the Beautiful