Understanding how our government came to be, the major events that caused it to change, and the realization that we have the longest lasting constitutional republic existing in the world today should be reason enough to study the United States Government!
That and the fact that to graduate High School in Texas you have to pass US Government
Political Philosophers, writing about the need
for government, the peoples role in government and the
best structure of government, discussed these ideas for
thousands of years.
The brilliance of our founders was taking these discussions and creating a flexible system of government that works.
Two of those ideas,
the separation of powers: with 3 branches,
and the division of powers: Federalism may be under attack.