The AP U.S. Government and Politics is an in-depth look at the government of the United States that includes a study and evaluation of the political system. The course is designed to help students develop an understanding and appreciation for how the US government works and how it influences American citizens. This course will allow students to understand how their active participation in our political system is essential to its survival. This course will require students to work at an accelerated level, and the opportunity to show mastery in AP U.S. Government and Politics on May 10th, 2018.Chapter 1: Introducing Government in AmericaChapter 2: The ConstitutionChapter 3: FederalismChapter 4: Civil LibertiesChapter 5: Civil RightsCourt Cases Ch 4 & 5 Master List - Huge list of almost all court cases mentioned in text, for practice.Court Cases Ch 4 & 5 Limited Key - This version has the most major cases left blank but the less significant ones filled in so that it's not so overwhelmingDue Process and Equal Protection Questions - Assignment, know when each type of test (rational basis, intermediate/strict scrutiny) is appliedFourth Amendment Reading - This is supplemental info on search and seizure. Many students have a high interest in this particular area.Civil Rights Slides - slides from class for chapter 5Civil Rights Review Slides - reviewChapter 6: Public Opinion and Political ActionPublic Opinion and Political Action - slides from classPolitical Socialization - The text discusses the 3 main agents of political socialization but there are more. Think about how these other agents help determine a person's political ideology.Test Your Political Ideology - AssignmentPolitical Typology Profile Project - projectUnderstanding Public Opinion Polls - Supplemental info, includes questions that you should be prepared to answer but not an assignmentEffects of Question Wording - Supplemental. This is just ONE good example of how you ask a question shapes the answers.Chapter 7: Mass Media and the Political AgendaChapter 8: Political PartiesPolitical Party Model -supplemental graphic depicting relationships between PIG, PIE, POChapter 9: Campaigns and Voting BehaviorHow SuperPACs are Gaming the 2012 Election - NPR article - supplemental readingThe Electoral College Meets Monday - NY Times - supplemental readingChapter 10: Interest GroupsChapter 11: CongressChapter 12: The PresidencyChapter 13: The BudgetChapter 14: The Bureaucracy
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