Outcome: The Federal Budget

What you’ll learn to do: identify the major spending categories and major revenue sources in the U.S. Federal budget

In this section, you will take a look at how the government makes its money and how the money is allocated.


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Introduction to Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy
  • Reading: Federal Government Spending
  • Reading: Federal Taxes
  • Self Check: The Federal Budget

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.