AP Government and Politics United States Semester – 2

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AP Government and Politics United States Semester – 2

Students continue to investigate key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Foundational documents, landmark Supreme Court cases and opportunities for research and civic action are key elements in this rich course that prepares students to be informed and active participants in U.S. society.




Recommended Materials:

These books are not required for completion of the course but offer more information and excellent preparation for the AP United States Government and Politics Exam.

Lader, Curt. Barron’s AP U.S. Government and Politics. New Jersey: Barron’s Educational Series. Hauppauge, New York.

Princeton Review. Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam. The Princeton Review. New York, New York.


Segment ll:

Module 03: Interaction Among Branches

  • Interaction Among Branches Introduction
  • Congress
  • Congressional Behavior
  • The Presidency
  • Executive Power
  • The Supreme Court
  • The Bureaucracy
  • Checks, Balances, and Accountability
  • Interaction Among Branches Review and DBA
  • Interaction Among Branches Exam

Module 04: Political Culture and Participation

  • Political Culture and Participation Introduction
  • Political Socialization
  • Ideology
  • Public Opinion
  • The Media
  • The Parties
  • Interest Groups
  • The Voters
  • Elections
  • Campaigns
  • AP Practice Exam
  • Political Culture and Participation Review and DBA
  • Political Culture and Participation Exam
  • Segment Exam


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